- The information minister says EIU never predicted a 2024 win for the NDC
- The minister argues that the report is just a “guiding note”
- The EIU in its report actually predicted a win for the NDC
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its report never predicted victory for the NDC in 2024.
Addressing the media, the minister argued that the report is just a guiding note and not a prediction.
“I have not seen the EIU predicts victory for NDC for 2024”, he stated.
The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) – a US based research institute – is predicting that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be victorious in the 2024 general elections.
According to the research unit, the main reason for NDC’s victory will be that President Akufo-Addo should have completed his 8-year-tenure hence the normal trend of power going to the next main opposition political party.
Even though John Dramani Mahama is touted as the possible candidate for the NDC in 2024, the EIU in its report indicates that opposition party may go in for a new leader.
“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are due in 2024. Under the constitutionally mandated term limits, Mr. Akufo-Addo cannot run for a third term. Mr. Mahama is reportedly considering whether to run again, but we expect the NDC to seek to revitalize its prospects with a fresh candidate.”
In other news
Almost half a million Ghanaians (468,581) have so far been vaccinated against the Novel Coronavirus.
Director General for the Ghana Health Service says the Greater Accra Region was the highest region to have administered the jabs as at March, 21. Speaking to the press, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye further explained 195,449 persons in the Ashanti Region have also received their jabs.
Meanwhile, the GHS has intensified surveillance on the discharge of vaccines following cases of thievery and sale of the vaccine dose. Some health professionals have so far been arrested for stealing and selling the said vaccines.
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