The Western Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Charles Bissue has said the report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will help the governing party restrategise ahead of the next elections.
The EIU has predicted that main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the next general elections but that will happen only when they do not pick former President John Dramani Mahama as their presidential candidate.
“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are due in 2024. Under constitutionally mandated term limits, the incumbent president, Mr Akufo-Addo, cannot run for a third term.
“The former president, John Mahama, is reportedly considering running again, but we expect the opposition NDC to try to revitalise its prospects with a fresh candidate.
“Our baseline forecast is that ongoing public dissatisfaction with the slow pace of improvements in governance—such as infrastructure development, job creation and easing of corruption—will trigger anti-incumbency factors and push the electorate to seek a change. The NDC therefore stands a reasonable chance of winning the 2024 elections,” the EIU said in their forecast.
Speaking on the Points on TV3 with Dzifah Bampoh on Saturday April 23, Mr Bissue said “This EIU report will help us to work on ourselves. If the economy bounces back we will be fine.”
He further indicated that the NDC has gained notoriety for rubbishing policies of the NPP government because they believe that the successes of these policies will keep them in opposition.
“Any policy that we bring up they try to rubbish it. They think that when we fail at it they will get the chance to win the masses over.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana