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EIU Predicts Why NDC Is Likely To Win 2024 Election



The Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will defeat the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7, 2024, general elections.


The Intelligence Unit explained that, this is so because the NPP government has steered the affairs of this country for two terms under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

“After two terms of NPP government, we anticipate the NDC to win the 2024 presidential election and to gain a small majority in Parliament,” this was issued in a report written by the Unit.


According to JoyNews, page 25 of the document by the Unit revealed, it is also predicting the NDC to bring in a new candidate although there are rumours that ex- President John Dramani Mahama who is also the party’s 2020 flagbearer would still be contesting .


“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are scheduled to take place in 2024. Constitutionally, Mr. Akufo-Addo cannot run for a third term and Mr. Mahama is reportedly considering whether to stage a come back, but we expect the NDC to seek to revitalize its prospects with a fresh candidate.”


Stressing on the recent political situations in Parliament, the report stated that, while the NPP is at an advantage because it holds the Majority in the House, ensuring unity among members has always been difficult.


Meanwhile, the Economist Intelligence Unit citing example stated that the election of the current Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin who is a senior member of the NDC as against the President’s choice of former Speaker, Mike Ocquaye is a more justicafication that the members are divided.


“Opposition NDC was successful in electing its choice for Speaker of Parliament with 138 votes as against 136 votes for the NPP’s candidate.

The difference of votes is kept secret, but at least one NPP politician did not vote for the party’s nomination.”


The report further alleged that “with the Speaker's role secured, the NDC could block ministerial appointments and potentially withhold parliamentary assent for major policies, leading Mr. Akufo-Addo’s administration into concessions and compromises with the NDC.

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