Mahama warns NDC: ‘EIU report welcoming but we should never underestimate NPP’

Mr John Mahama addressing fishers at Nyanyanor
File photo: Mr John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has admonished NDC campaigners not to relent in their efforts in the wake of the latest report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The EIU in its report released on Friday, April 28, 2023, predicted that the opposition party is likely to win both the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana in the 2024 general elections. The Unit cited poor governance and economic hardship as being, largely, the deciding factors for the expected voting patterns.

But addressing delegates of the opposition party in the Kwabre East Municipal capital of Mampongteng in the Ashanti Region, Mr Mahama said the ruling NPP should not be underestimated in their ability to hoodwink electorates and rig the 2024 polls. He warns that any NDC member who assumes the election has been won already poses a danger to the cause of the party.

“Everything shows the NDC win the 2024 elections. I know the EIU report has predicted the same and the signs are clear. We have worked hard, but the most important thing now is to avoid complacency because I know what the NPP can do with the slightest opportunity and that is why I keep saying that the 2024 election will be a ‘do or die’ affair”, Mahama said.

“And we need dedicated and committed NDC foot soldiers for this job because the electoral process has changed…This time we don’t want to cheat anybody neither will we allow anybody to cheat on us [during the elections]”, he reiterated.

NDC’ll fix deplorable Kwabre roads

The Kwabre East Constituency is said to be the voting powerhouse of the ruling New Patriotic Party, the area has for years been deprived of infrastructural and social developments. The bad state of their roads has worsened their plights.

Mr Mahama assured residents that roads in the Municipality would see a facelift if he takes charge as president in 2025.

“It is quite unfortunate that this constituency has been neglected. But be rest assured that a future Mahama administration will fix roads in Kwabre East”, Mahama said.

The presidential race

Mr Mahama ends the second phase of his tour in the Ashanti Region ahead of the NDC presidential candidate race. He is staging a comeback after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2016 and 2020 elections. He faces a stiff contest between former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Kwabena Duffour and former Kumasi Mayor Kojo Bonsu. The election is slated for May 13.



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