National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Sammy Gyamfi says the Economic Intelligence Unit has no locus to advise them on who they (NDC) should select as the flagbearer of the party for the 2024 general elections.
According to him, they may agree with them on the other findings in their research but certainly not on who to lead the party for their 2024 elections.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he explained that former President John Dramani Mahama has been tried, proven and tested and that it is only proper that he leads the party to victory as they have disclosed in the research.
“Though the party will allow for the former President to be contested, it will not be proper for him to be discarded entirely as the party’s leader for the general elections,” he said.
“John Mahama is the only candidate who can take the seat from the bad and corrupt NPP government and we will do a great disservice to Ghanaians and ourselves as a party if we fail to let him lead the party for the next general elections,” he added.
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NDC can’t win 2024 with Mahama as candidate – 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.