NPP to break 8 despite EIU prediction of likely NDC win – Buaben Asamoa
New Patriotic Party (NPP) communications director Yaw Buaben Asamoa said the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not scared off by the recent Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) report that urges Congress National Democratic Party (NDC) to win the 2024 elections with a standard bearer other than John Mahama.
According to him, the NPP is ready and confident that it will break the 8-year cycle of change of political parties in government seen in Ghana since the start of the 4th republic.
speaking on Eyewitness NewsBuabeng Asamoah said the ruling NPP performed much better than the NDC on all three main indicators and believes Ghanaians will take this into account when voting.
“Indeed, notwithstanding the presumed 8-year cycle, it is possible that we could break the 8 depending on the quality of [our] leadership. [This report] shouldn’t be a headache… We coined the phrase breaking the 8, and it’s based on our leadership and record. Fortunately, the records on these three indicators; job creation, anti-corruption and infrastructure relatively in the 4th republic, we are much better than the NDC on all counts,” he said.
But the EIU, in its report, cited the economic crisis, poor infrastructure, deep-rooted corruption and high employment levels under the current government as reasons for its conclusion that the opposition has a better chance of winning. win the 2024 elections.
“Our baseline forecast is that continued public dissatisfaction with slow progress in governance improvements, such as infrastructure development, job creation and corruption mitigation, will trigger anti-incumbent factors and will push the electorate to seek change. The NDC therefore has a reasonable chance of winning the 2024 elections,” said parts of the EIU report.
But Buabeng Asamoa insists the NPP has a superior record to win future polls.
“If we go into an election based on the quality of our leadership motivated by our better record, we have a very strong and solid foundation for what we say. [that we’ll break the 8]. We, in breaking the 8, say to Ghanaians that this does not change because eight years have passed, look at what you have benefited from in the last 8 years and determine what has been in your best interest. You will find that you are better off with the NPP than with the NDC,” he said.