The national communications director of the governing NPP, Yaw Buabeng Asamoa, has said it won’t be news if the NDC wins the 2024 general elections.
His comment comes on the back of a report by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), which predicted that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is in a position to win the 2024 elections if it goes to the polls with a fresh candidate.
“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,” a part of the report says.
The EIU indicated that it’s 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 projected.
But NPP spokesperson Yaw Buabeng Asamoa in a statement said: “The EIU hangs its prediction on the usual assumption.”
“That presidential power has been rotating over eight-year periods in the 4th Republic is a fact so far. If NDC wins, it will not be news,” the former Adentan MP said.
He said ” if the NPP wins, it would be a remarkable achievement that would demonstrate the coming of age of electoral politics in Ghana.”
“In other words, an NPP victory in 2024, popularly dubbed “breaking the 8” would be a more unusual event than an NDC victory based on the history of elections in the 4th Republic, ” he added.