Akufo-Addo’s age and health threat for re-election - EIU report

Akufo-Addo’s age and health threat for re-election - EIU report

- Nana Addo’s age will be his major threat if he intends to contest the 2020 elections

- The EIU has been consistent with its predictions on Ghana politics. Albeit some of its forecasts have failed

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has estimated that there could be problems for President Akufo-Addo during the 2020 polls due to his age.

The body believes the president – currently at 72 years – will have a lot more to do in convincing party members that he is still fit to contest in the next elections.

Akufo-Addo’s age and health threat for re-election - EIU report

President Nana Akufo-Addo

According to the EIU, the subject could bring about in-party disputes within the New Patriotic Party (NPP), adding that the president could even “face calls to stand down in favour of a fresh face.”

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The EIU report which was compiled between July and August 2017 further noted that the age and health status of the president will be a big “threat to the prospects of Nana Akufo-Addo” if he stands for re-election in 2020.

Sections of the report also looked at the prospects of the NPP going into the 2020 elections, with the EIU predicting that the party could find itself in opposition after just four years if they fail to implement their campaign promises.

This, the body, said would give an advantage to the main opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC).

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The report, however, warned that the NDC could as well face same problems if they do not solve the internal wrangling currently ongoing in the party with regards to “who will lead” them during the 2020 elections.

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