Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has expressed strong optimism that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will end the cycle of political power changing hands every eight years.
He was reacting to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) predicting that the NDC will win the 2024 general election.
The report said: “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 revitalise its prospects with a fresh candidate. After two terms of NPP government, we expect the NDC to win the 2024 presidential election.
But addressing a press today, Sunday, March 21, 2021, the minister said the NPP has decided to sustain the support of Ghanaians in 2024 through viable economic policies.
“We are very much aware of this tendency [as observed in the EIU report], but we believe that this whole thing where every 8 years even when the country is making progress, power changes hands, it is something that can actually set us back. 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.”
“So it will ordinarily be a risk but it is a phenomenon that we are akin to break and this expectation that every 8 years power changes hands, which is what is informing what they have put out there, is one that we intend to break,” the Minister added.