Former President John Dramani Mahama has welcomed the prediction by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) stands a brighter chance of winning the 2024 elections.
On Friday, April 28, the international polls agency affirmed that Ghana’s leading opposition party will emerge victorious though managing the economy thereafter will be difficult.
“Our baseline forecast is that economic hardships, the fallout from debt restructuring and poor governance will create an anti-incumbency wave and push the electorate to seek change.
“The NDC therefore stands a strong chance of winning the 2024 presidential poll and
securing a legislative majority.”
Addressing NDC delegates in Zebilla in the Upper East Region on Tuesday, May 2, JDM, as he is sometimes called, said EIU predicted an NDC loss in 2016 even though it was in government and another loss in 2020.
“Now they have predicted that the NDC will win in 2024,” he noted.
“So far, their prediction has proved accurate,” he stressed.
He said the two factors for which the EIU is giving NDC the nod – economic turbulence and poor governance – are instructive.
“And the verdict is out there and Ghanaians say NDC come for your stone.”
He also said the defeat of the last elections in 2020 is a blessing in disguise as the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) had dissipated the national resources much at the blind side of everybody and they left a gaping hole waiting to be filled.
He said since NPP won, it has become the same party to fill that hole, a very difficult task which has led the country go abegging.
“This is the first in history that we have defaulted in paying our debt.”