It is a little over 4 months since Ghana conducted one of its competitive elections in its political history. The competitive nature of the election and the results have projected a tough contest in the next general elections scheduled for 2024.
As we communicate now, the tensions surrounding the impending election has soared and pollsters and surveyors have conducted polls over which party would emerge victorious. Few days ago, the Economic Intelligence Unit released a report predicting the party likely to win the election.
A part of the statement that caused massive stir was its call for a fresh face replace the current leader John Mahama. This has received mixed reactions from Ghanaians especially, some NDC activists who have tagged the EIU as "lacking credibility."
Outspoken Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt has also added his voice to the growing brouhaha surrounding the report. In what he described as a disappointment, he argued that Ghanaian elections are not determined by surveys and opinions.
He has angrily rubbished the report and indicated that who leads the country is the sole responsibility of the citizens of Ghana. According to him, it is too early for predictions and polls to be conducted on such an anticipated election.
Speaking in an interview on Alhaji and Alhaji show in the late hours of yesterday, he said; "This report is not based on a survey. They have not find out what Ghanaians think or what. This is an opinion writer who is writing about his or her expectations. The report is absolutely useless."
"In any case, if anybody is to make accurate predictions about Ghanaian elections, is it about the EIU in another country? I did not place any premium on this report. I did not even place any premium on the survey that the NPP going to win. You cannot predict defeat for NDC right now."
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