Losing 2020 elections was a blessing in disguise- John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama

According to former president John Dramani Mahama, the fact that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) narrowly won the 2020 elections was a blessing in disguise.

He asserted that the NPP had fallen into a “big hole” that had been excavated by the Akufo-Addo-led government, which would have made it difficult for the NDC to win if they had.

“[But] God said, ‘NDC, stand aside. Let those who dug their hole fall into the hole. And today, they have fallen deep into the hole.”

As part of his campaign tour, Mr. Mahama said this while speaking to party members at the Amazing Hotel in Zebilla, Upper East Region.

Before this month’s presidential primaries, the former President is canvassing the country for support.

He is vying to lead the NDC into elections for a fourth time. On Tuesday, May 2, Mr. Mahama stressed that the election of 2024 “will be different,” emphasizing how the branch executives will be taking the initiative.

He made this statement days after the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicted that the NDC will win the 2024 elections. According to the EIU, the NDC, which will undoubtedly be led by John Dramani Mahama, is the overwhelming favourite to win and win a majority in the legislature.

This was stated in the company’s national report, which was made public on Friday, April 28.

“Our baseline forecast is that economic hardships, the fallout from debt restructuring and poor governance will create an anti-incumbency wave and push the electorate to seek change.

“The NDC, therefore, stands a strong chance of winning the 2024 presidential poll and
securing a legislative majority.”

EIU said the contests for both parties will be highly competitive “with several high-profile figures expected to contend.” The report also said there will rather be an anti-incumbency sentiment and public discontent for the government, virtually handing power over to the largest opposition party.

“We expect a transfer of power to the NDC at the 2024 elections, driven by anti-incumbency sentiment and public discontent with the current government over worsening living standards. However, irrespective of who retains power, we expect the policy to continue to focus on ensuring macroeconomic stability.”