Following the forecast by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will very likely win the 2024 elections, an executive of the Tema East Constituency branch of the party is asking the NDC to trust the EIU.
Stephen Ashitey Adjei, especially writes in a statement that the NDC needs to implement the subtle precondition that the EIU prefixed that forecast with.
“As the EIU has advised, the NDC’s chances will be brighter with a new Presidential candidate for 2024. I want all of us to rally behind this cause and get a new Presidential candidate and with that, 2024 will be our year of return.”
Popularly known as Moshake, Mr. Ashitey Adjei also claimed vindication over the EIU prediction. “This is exactly what I have been saying since 2016; that we as a party need to rebrand with a new frontiersman as Flagbearer. The Mahama image is old and tired.”
US based research and analysis firm, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicted in a forecast that it expects NDC to return to power in 2024.
“After two terms of NPP government, we expect the NDC to win the 2024 presidential election and to gain a small majority in Parliament,” part of a report from the EIU read.
According to its analysis, it also expects the NDC to choose a new presidential candidate for 2024.
“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are due in 2024. Under the constitutionally mandated term limits, Mr. Akufo-Addo cannot run for a third term. Mr. Mahama is reportedly considering whether to run again, but we expect the NDC to seek to revitalize its prospects with a fresh candidate.”
The EIU is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. It successfully forecasted the 2016 and 2020 elections for the NPP and the NPP won.
“Given the track record of the EIU there is a lot of hope but we must put our house in order,” Moshake wrote in a statement copied to the press.
He added that “the analysis is spot on because if you look at our performance in the 2020 elections, the Parliamentary output was solid. We have Parliament split between us and the NPP just after four years in opposition, something that has never happened before.
“But in the Presidential race, we lost by over 500,000 votes. NDC’s only weak link in 2020 was our Presidential Candidate John Mahama; he will be our weakest link if we repeat him again in 2024,” Moshake wrote.
Source: Modern Ghana