Dr Richard Amoako Baah, a political scientist has warned the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) against retaining John Mahama as their flagbearer because they risk losing the elections with him.
According to him, although the Akufo-Addo-led government has not met the expectation of Ghanaians, Mahama has no idea how to turn around the country’s fortunes under the current circumstances.
In its latest report, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicted that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) stands a reasonable chance of winning the 2024 elections with a fresh candidate.
Speaking on Asaase Radio’s The Big Bulletin, Baah said Ghanaians have already experienced Mahama’s leadership and that can influence their decision in the next election.
“It is true that it will be advisable for the National Democratic Congress to present a new candidate, because we know what Mahama has done, there is nothing new,” Baah told the host of the programme, Beatrice Adu.
“Except that people are looking up to him because what we expected from President Akufo-Addo is not what we have gotten, but then there is the need because he hasn’t performed to your standard.
“There are many people in the NDC, so why would you still present the same candidate? You don’t know what he can do, is it going to be anything different from before? As a matter of fact, the economic situation is 10 times worse, so how is he going to be able to manage this worse situation?” Baah asked.
SOURCE: Asaase Radio