Yiadom Boakye, a policy analyst, has argued that if the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by President Akufo-Addo, is successful in addressing the economic issues the nation is currently experiencing, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its presidential candidate (predictably John Mahama) will not have a campaign platform for the 2024 general elections.
The current economic problem is the NDC’s main weapon for the 2024 General Elections, and until the NPP fixes it, the NDC won’t have anything to say, according to Mr. Yiadom Boakye, a well-known educator. He made this claim in an interview with Hello FM.
Cassiel Ato Forson, an economist, took the place of Haruna Iddrisu, a lawyer, in the minority leadership, and he said this was done to better position the NDC as it tries to conduct its campaign using the economy.
“The economy is being used by the NDC in its campaign. Hence, it will be exceedingly challenging for Former President Mahama to receive any other message if, by God’s grace, the NPP is able to overcome the economic situation. This is due to the fact that his sole campaign message centres on the failing economy. And for that reason, the NDC changed the parliamentary leadership and appointed Ato Forson as the new leader, in his opinion.
Ghana’s economy has been severely impacted, requiring the government to request a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Yet it has been challenging to fulfil requirements in order to get the $3 billion in bailout funds. Timelines for completing the rescue have occasionally been missed, and the government has had to implore friendly nations to speak up for it while it is trying to negotiate a debt restructuring with China.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine crisis are cited frequently by the NDC as reasons for the NPP Government’s poor economic management.