The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has shot down at a rather propagandist analysis made of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) Risk Assessment Report, that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the 2024 election. Addressing the media today, Oppong Nkrumah indicated that media reports about the EIU's Politcal Outlook for Ghana, are defective of the true meaning of the publication.
He explained that the content of the report only presented an expectation of a change as it has normally been the tradition in the Ghanaian political history where a particular party gets a two term mandate and there is a switch afterwards. He urged the media and other political actors to spare some time to educate themselves with the report othert Han allow themselve to be misled by propaganda.
The Minister intimated that there was no word of a prediction or a clause in the publication where the EIU predicted an outcome of the coming election.
"In what I have read, I have not seen the Economic Intelligence Unit predict victory for the NDC in 2024. So don't just read the news headline, read the report yourself. "
He explained that what the government and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) makes of such publications is to learn and use it to guide their performance for the Ghanaian people.
"This administration has a standard of following all of these surveys, opinion polls, risk assessment, predictive analysis, etc, and the positions that they are guided notes nothing more. And we consider them and use them to inform the work that we do."
He however noted that though there are some assumptions to justify the sustained 8-year power cycle for a political party in Ghana, the NPP, especially under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo seeks to break that trend and usher the party into much a lengthier tenure to develop the country.
"Be that as it may, assuming hat every 8 years power change hands, we are very much aware of this tendency but we beleive that this whole thing where every eight years even when the country is making progress, power changes hands is something that can actually set us back. And that is why this administration intends to work very hard to retain the confidence of the people. By the time when the second mandate is done so that we can break the ight year cycle," he emphasized.
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