Dr. Samson Anoma has subjected the latest EIU report to a litmus test noting that he finds their findings on John Mahama too subjective and not objective.
The head of Accounting Department at the Kumasi Technical University, who spoke on Wontumi TV stated that the EIU report appears to be an agenda orchestrated by some internal members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who are against the candidature of Mr. Mahama.
“Some members in the NDC might have funded the research because they want a legitimate way to push John Mahama from the party but they don’t know how to do it. They want to use EIU as a credible institute to do the job”, he quipped.
Summary of the EIU report
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot win the 2024 general elections with former president Mahama as presidential candidate.
This was revealed in the EIU’s five-year forecast for Ghana released on April 13, 2022.
According to the report the NDC can revitalize this prospect of victory if they present a fresh presidential candidate for the 2024 polls.
The latest EIU five-year forecast for Ghana, which was released on April 13, 2022, indicated that “under constitutionally mandated term limits, the incumbent President, Mr. Akufo-Addo, cannot run for a third term.”
The EIU said its baseline forecast is anchored on the “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 report pointed out, however, that Ghanaians do not believe Mr. Mahama, who is considering to run again, represents the change they are looking for, and called on the “NDC to try to revitalise its prospects with a fresh candidate.”
The EIU’s proposal for the NDC to change its presidential candidate to guarantee wide support for the party, has beset the opposition party, whose national executives thought they had overcome their political crisis after the Supreme Court debacle over the election petition.