The Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted victory for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general election.
According to the policy think tank, “Nana Akufo-Addo, the president, and his NPP will see the country’s economic situation generally improve during the remainder of their terms of office. In the presidential election, it says Akufo-Addo will face a challenge from John Mahama— Ghana’s president from 2012 to early 2017, who was elected leader of the opposition NDC in February 2019.”
It added: “the 2016 legislative election was won by the NPP; and the campaign was dominated by the faltering economy, which many Ghanaians still associate with Mr Mahama.”
The EIU said they “expect Mr Akufo-Addo and the NPP to secure re-election in 2020.”
The report further noted that it will be difficult for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) under former President John Dramani Mahama, to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook is fairly strong.
The EIU has been consistent with its predictions on Ghana politics. Although some of its forecasts have failed, majority of them have been spot on.