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‘Drop Mahama’ Report Rattles NDC | Politics

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The London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has beset the National Democratic Congress (NDC), throwing the opposition party into disarray for suggesting that ex-President John Dramani Mahama, who led the party three times with two unsuccessful election campaigns in 2016 and 2020, is now a spent force.

According to the research and analysis division of the Economist group, even though the NDC “stands a reasonable chance of winning” the 2024 general election, it can only achieve that with a new candidate to revitalise its prospect, thereby igniting what critics called a “time bomb.”

The latest EIU five-year forecast for Ghana, which was released on April 13, 2022, indicated that “under constitutionally mandated term limits, the incumbent President, Mr. Akufo-Addo, cannot run for a third term.”

The EIU said its baseline forecast is anchored on the “ongoing public dissatisfaction with the slow pace of improvements in governance – such as infrastructure development, job creation and easing of corruption – will trigger anti-incumbency factors and push the electorate to seek a change.”

The report pointed out, however, that Ghanaians do not believe Mr. Mahama, who is considering to run again, represents the change they are looking for, and called on the “NDC to try to revitalise its prospects with a fresh candidate.”

The EIU’s proposal for the NDC to change its presidential candidate to guarantee wide support for the party, has beset the opposition party, whose national executives thought they had overcome their political crisis after the Supreme Court debacle over the election petition.

Already, the NDC Deputy General Secretary, Peter Boamah Otokunor, has discredited the report of the EIU, describing it as unscientific and one which does not deserve attention.

“I have maintained that you do not use guess work and conjectures in analysing political situations or economic situations. I have my own position about the EIU reports, I think they are not credible enough and they do not provide any credible recommendations for any political strategist to apply,” he told 3FM.

For Otokunor, the report is only a rehash of public knowledge on how governments change hands every eight years in Ghana, intimating that a suggestion by the EIU for the NDC to present a new candidate is laughable.

“I have seen the aspect on the Election Watch and I think it is most ridiculous to suggest that we could win 2024 if we change our candidate,” the NDC Deputy Chief Scribe stressed.

He said he would advise the NDC to select Mr. Mahama to lead it in 2024 since he “stands very tall” among all the people gunning for the flagbearership slot.

Kojo Bonsu

Before the EIU’s report, a contender for the NDC flagbearership, Kojo Bonsu, had indicated that former President Mahama’s reputation had been soiled beyond repair with “numerous allegations of corruption and women affairs.”

He said he stood a better chance to wrestle power from the ruling NPP than Mr. Mahama since he (Kojo Bonsu) was clean with his reputation intact.

Duffuor

While the NDC is in the spin over the EIU’s proposal to drop ex-President Mahama, a Political Communications lecturer, Dr. Kobby Mensah, is projecting former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, as an alternative, describing his recent “Ahotor Project” as novel and fantastic party gesture.

He said all political parties need such projects to resource their parties’ base, and urged the NDC to outline the modalities for the project being undertaken by Dr. Duffuor, who has declared his intention to lead the opposition party in 2024.

He has already been trying to make it a dead heat for ex-President John Dramani Mahama, who enjoys better footing in the crucial race.

Dr. Duffuor seems well poised to dislodge Mr. Mahama from the seat by reviving his campaign and preparing to launch his ‘NDC Ahotor Project for Grassroots’, whose pilot phase came off on Thursday, April, 7, 2022, at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

He earlier on received a delegation of NDC constituency chairpersons from the Greater Accra Region, led by Tony Afenyo, the constituency chairman, at his office at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) at the Airport Residential Area in furtherance of his presidential bid.

Source: daily guide

 

 

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#2gether2rescue: What Did Ghanaians Do Wrong To Be Treated This Way? Chief Biney Asks Akufo-Addo | Politics

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Deputy National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Hamilton Biney, has said President Akufo-Addo has disappointed and failed Ghanaians massively.

He posted on his facebook wall Wednesday morning.

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“It’s clear and evident that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disappointed and failed Ghanaians massively. He promised heaven and now we are all in this HELL together. Now you’re saying you want to break the 8?? What did Ghanaians do wrong to be treated this way?”

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Archibald Cobbinah Picks Nomination Forms To Contest NPP Greater Accra Regional Elections | Politics

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Archibald Cobbina, a Greater Accra Regional Chairman hopeful of the New Patriotic Party, has picked his nomination forms to contest the incumbent, Mr. Devine Agboho.

Accompanied by scores of excited supporters clad in party paraphernalia embossed with his image, Mr. Archibald Cobinnah arrived at the NPP Regional Office at Dzowulu in Accra, picked his nomination forms and later addressed the supporters.

He pledged to build an election winning machinery in Greater Accra which will aid the party to win back the lost constituency seat in the 2024 elections.

He called on delegates to vote massively for him as he had undoubtedly become a unifying force in the party.

“My track record is there for all to see…I am selfless, hard working, dedicated and all these qualities are needed right now for the overall success of the party”, he said.

To him, his vision for the party is to bring unity between the rank and file of the NPP in the region.

He also promised to promote and maintain healthy working relationships at all levels of authorities within the party to help members give out their best for the party. 

Having worked closely with the rank and file of the party for a very long time, he believes he is the right and competent person for the job.

Mr. Cobbinah promised to work effortlessly to empower the grassroots when given the mandate.

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Your ‘Propaganda Masturbation’ Demystified – Baako Mocks Achimota Forest Rumormongers | Politics

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Seasoned journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has responded to speculations that the Achimota Forest has been sold.

The rumored sale of the forest reserve sparked agitations on social media with people blasting the government.

The public outcry was premised on an Executive Instrument (E.I) that circulated online reading that the land ceases to be a forest reserve.

“An Executive Instrument (E.I.) 144 gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor indicates that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve.”

“The President’s action was in accordance with Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157) which gives him the authority to declare that particular land is no longer required as a forest reserve,” portions of the E.I stated.

Addressing the issue during Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” show Wednesday morning, Kweku Baako described the speculations as a “propaganda masturbation”.

He noted that the E.I that surfaced on social media was done for mischief purposes explaining that those who leaked it only showed the front page and strategically ignored the inside pages that would make the public know the truth.

He also wondered why the rumormongers didn’t also showcase E.I 154 which proves the forest is not sold.

“With E.I 144, it was very simple. If it’s not for mischief purposes, there is no way you will be alarmed…The worst part is the exclusion of the E.I I54 from the narrative. That too was deliberate because when you peruse the 154, you will find out that [oh, hold on here] Achimota Forest as it is clearly is being preserved and protected”, he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.

Assessing the speculations, he concluded that “those are distortions, misrepresentations” and lauded the Lands and Natural Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor for setting the record straight in a statement where he emphasized that “Government has and will never sell Achimota Forest” and assured the general public that “no development can take place without the express approval of the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, taking into consideration the ecological integrity of the Forest”.

“So, this matter is demystified. The propaganda masturbation was curtailed and curtailed quickly”, Kweku Baako accentuated.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

 

 

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