- The NPP will break the eight years cycle, Information Minister has said
- The EIU has predicted that the NDC will win the 2024 elections
- But, the Information Minister said they intend to stay beyond the eight years
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will do everything it takes to “break the eight years cycle.”
“That is why this administration intends to work very hard to retain the confidence of the people by the time that our second term mandate is done. So that we can break the 8 years cycle,” the Information Minister told journalists at a news conference on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Oppong Nkrumah’s comments come on the back of projections by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will wrestle power from the NPP in 2024.
The EIU further stated that NDC is likely to go with a different flagbearer into the 2024 elections and that the party will win both the presidency and Parliament.
Meanwhile, a leading member of the NDC said it will be dangerous to present John Dramani Mahama as the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 elections.
According to Stephen Ashitey Adjei, the umbrella fraternity needs a marketable candidate, not one that had been rejected in the 2016 and 2020 elections.
“We must re-examine our product for the electoral market and present a new product,” the Tema East Constituency member told Ghana News Agency.
According to him, the party is starkly divided under the leadership of the former president, saying “no party can win elections in Ghana with a divided front fighting against themselves.”
In other news, award-winning Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, praised Mahama for being more tolerant to criticism than President Akufo-Addo.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, March 18, 2021, and sighted by YEN.com.gh, Forson bemoaned how the Akufo-Addo administration moves tirelessly to gag critical views.
According to her, they were vocal during the Mahama administration because the former president “seemed more tolerant to criticisms.”
On the other hand, she said the Akufo-Addo administration and its followers “seem more intolerant” to divergent views and criticism.
“This is unfortunately why many don’t talk as much. As someone who was openly critical of the NDC/Mahama when they were in power; it’s always disheartening to see the very people who encouraged us to speak up, now try to drown/silence our voices,” she added.
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