The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win both the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2024, says the US-based research and analysis firm, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
“After two terms of NPP government, we expect the NDC to win the 2024 presidential election and to gain a small majority in Parliament,” part of a report from the EIU read.
According to its analysis, it also expects the NDC to choose a new presidential candidate for 2024.
“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,” the EIU said.
The NDC however seems poised to reintroduce former President Mahama as its Flagbearer in 2024. Mr. Mahama is arguably the most marketed candidate so far with many in the party base firmly believing he won the 2020 elections that was allegedly rigged by Electoral Commission (EC)Chairperson, Jean Mensa.
The EIU is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper.
Created in 1946, it has over 70 years of experience in helping businesses, financial firms, and governments to navigate the ever-changing global landscape.
The EIU forecasted the 2016 and 2020 elections for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the NPP won.
Meanwhile, its 25-page report analyzed the NPP front as fractured in Parliament saying that even though the NPP has a Majority in Parliament, the NDC ultimately benefits from the cracks.
It used the election of the current Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin as an analysis. “…the opposition NDC was able to elect its choice for Speaker of Parliament, with 138 votes, against 136 votes for the NPP’s candidate.
“The breakdown of votes is kept secret, but at least one NPP politician did not vote for the party’s nomination.”