John Gasti, the Dean of the University of Cape Coast’s Business School, is skeptical of the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) ability to end Ghana’s eight-year electoral cycle.
On Eyewitness News, Dr. Gatsi stated that the party’s poor handling of the economy reduces its chances of winning the next election.
He made these remarks in response to the NPP’s rebuttal to the Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) forecasts for the 2024 elections, which stated, among other things, that the NDC will win if John Mahama is replaced as Flagbearer.
Given its handling of the economy throughout the epidemic, the NPP believes it has a stronger chance of winning the election.
However, Dr. Gatsi disagrees with the NPP.
“I believe that the signal by this cumulative effect is that Ghanaians are not satisfied that the economy has been handled well in their interest. I do not think the economy can break the eight,” he explained on Eyewitness News.
The Economist believes “the eight-year cycle is not just an event that takes place” as “it is based on the cumulative effect of what you are doing.”
He posited that Ghanaians are likely to maintain a government that is “able to do well from the beginning to the end”
“I think political parties should know that it is a clear verdict. It is not that Ghanaians have agreed that every eight years we should change. Because every eight years, Ghanaians realise that their well-being is nothing to write home about,” Dr. Gatsi further explained.