The NPP swept to victory by a large margin through the 2016 elections right after polling 53.85% of the total votes to the NDC’s 44.40%.
In its region report on Ghana released on Wednesday, the EIU explained it will be difficult for the NDC and its flagbearer John Mahama to earn next year’s election.
This, the EIU discussed, is mainly because Ghana’s economy and expansion outlook is looing fairly sturdy below the Akufo-Addo authorities.
“Nana Akufo-Addo, the president, and his NPP will see the country’s economic problem generally boost in the course of the remainder of their conditions of office… Akufo-Addo will encounter a problem from John Mahama— Ghana’s president from 2012 to early 2017, who was elected leader of the opposition NDC in February 2019,” the EIU stated.
“The 2016 legislative election was gained by the NPP and the campaign was dominated by the faltering economic system, which many Ghanaians continue to affiliate with Mr Mahama.”
The report added: “The Economist Intelligence Unit thinks that it will be hard for the NDC beneath Mr Mahama to portray alone as the superior custodian of Ghana’s economy, specifically as the country’s advancement outlook is quite sturdy.”
The report concluded that “expect Mr. Akufo-Addo and the NPP to safe re-election in 2020.”
The EIU has over the decades introduced similar experiences and predictions on Ghana’s elections, which in a selection of circumstances have turned out to be ideal.