NPP believes in data-driven analysis; we take EIU report seriously – Miracles Aboagye

Presidential Staffer and a Former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Akuapem North, Dennis Miracles Aboagye, has said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) takes the report issued by the Economist and Intelligence Unit (EIU) seriously.

He stated that the NPP is a party that believes in research and data-driven analysis hence, will not discount a report that has been compiled by an organization that got all of its past election predictions right.

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 New Day show with Johnnie Hughes on TV3 Wednesday April 20, Mr Miracles Aboagye who indicated that the EIU had had its past predictions correct, said “For us in the NPP, we have always believed in facts, figures and and data-driven governance and have not been on the trajectory of discounting research. We have always had a lot of confidence in research work and believe that research work seeks to direct direct you, guide you, give you feedback of the sentiment of the people you lead.”

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He added “For us in the NPP, everything in this report is important to us. We take every single detail as published in the EIU report very seriously. We are sitting down at this point to go through the report, look at the positives that the EIU has indicated because they indicated a lot of positives as well.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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