The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has predicted that Ghanaians will renew the mandate of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo during the 2020 elections.
According to the EIU, several Ghanaian voters believe that the NPP government are better management of the economy than the NDC.
“We, therefore, expect Mr Akufo-Addo and the NPP to secure re-election,” the EIU’s April 2020 report stated.
The report continued that the woes of the NDC flagbearer is as a result of the believe that he is responsible for the economic misfortunes of the country.
“The next national elections are due in December 2020. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the NPP to retain power, as the party is seen as a better custodian of the economy than the opposition National Democratic Congress,” the report added.
It further said that the infrastructural developments being embarked upon by the Akufo-Addo administration is a plus to the government.
“The campaign for the 2016 election was dominated by public concerns over a faltering economy, which many Ghanaians still associate with Mr Mahama. Ahead of this election, the NPP has focused on infrastructure development (such as improving internet and electricity access, as well as roads, in rural areas) and outlined ambitious growth plans for cash-crop yields, which would bolster rural incomes. Despite the uncertainties posed by the pandemic, The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that it will be difficult for the NDC under Mr Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy.”
The EIU report also however noted that the main opposition political party, the NDC will stand a chance of winning the elections if it is able to hold the NPP to account on its numerous promises made during the 2016 elections.
“If the NDC can present a coherent challenge and hold the NPP to account on its unfulfilled campaign promises—such as faster progress on infrastructure development—the elections could be closely contested.”
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com