The Economic intelligence Unit (EIU) based in the United Kingdom (UK) has predicted victory for President Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP come elections 2020.
According to the report by the EIU, considering the huge one million deficit suffered by John Mahama and NDC in the 2016 presidential elections, there won’t be any upset with respect to the upcoming 2020 general elections.
Part of the report reads:
“Our forecast that the 2020 polls are the NDC’s to lose remains unchanged.”
The EIU report continues that based on the improved macro economy of the Akufo-Addo-led government, the NDC led by Mr John Mahama will not survive the 2020 general elections.
“It will be difficult for the NDC under Mr Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy.”
The EIU states that the real GDP of 3.5 in 2016 handed over to NPP management, has seen Ghana’s economy record 6.3 in 2018 and is predicted to finish 2018 on 6.4 before dipping to 5.5 in the election year.
This “fairly strong” outlook on the economy, the report said will see the NPP defeating the NDC come the 2020 polls.
The report did not stop short of making mention of a possible weakness in the NPP, sighting voter apathy and a disgruntled base that may feel left out on political opportunities as 123 ministers remain the main beneficiaries of these opportunities.
It also added the 2020 general elections will be disastrous for NPP if it fails to manage its parliamentary primaries very well.
“Outside the party, the general concern remains job creation with the government still chalking “patchy” successes with its industrialization plans,” the EIU says.
But these weaknesses nonetheless, the NDC needs to present a “coherent opposition” and target the “unfilled campaign promises” of the NPP mainly on jobs, the EIU says.
The EIU report added that with the effect of a focused opposition, the 2020 general elections “could be closely contested”.