Nana Akomea, a former Director of Communications for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), says the EIU report forecasting the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) triumph over the NPP in the general elections of 2024 does not surprise him.
In a five-year prognosis for Ghana, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a London-based economic and political analyst, predicted that the NDC would win the next general elections.
The EIU, on the other hand, anticipates the NDC to nominate a new presidential candidate in addition to former President John Dramani Mahama.
Nana Akomea, commenting on the article on Citi TV’s Parliamentary news magazine program The Chamber, said it is “interesting, but not shocking.”
According to him, the NPP is well aware that if an election is held “under the current circumstances,” it will lose.
He is optimistic, however, that the party would reclaim Ghanaians’ trust and “break the eight” by 2024.
“Everyone in this nation, including the NPP, is well aware that, given the current conditions, the NPP will not be the most popular party if an election is held now.”
“Fortunately for us, there will be no elections today. We still have over two years left, which gives us plenty of opportunity to address the current problems and regain the trust of the majority of voters. As a result, we are unconcerned about any such story,” he continued.