John Dramani Mahama, presidential candidate of the Opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) and former president, who had been foreseeing his win for the december 7 polls had been asked to stop harboring such a mindset.
According to a research conducted by the American rating agency Fitch Solutions, the current president Nana Akuffo Addo and the NPP would win the December 2020 polls with an immense ease.In the Macroeconomic Update of Sub Saharan Africa countries, it said the supervision of a prudent economy in the last couple of years will benefit the ruling party in power.
William Atwell, senior Country Risk Analyst in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where his area of speciality is in west African markets said:“the elections of course is a key component of the outlook for the rest of 2020; former President John Mahama is going to be taking on the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo. There isn’t too much to differentiate between the two in terms of the broad policy-tax reforms- and we aren’t expecting a big shift either way in terms of regulatory outlook for Ghana next year.”
He added,“But in terms of who we expect to win the elections, really the incumbent [NPP] is expected to benefit from the fact the economy has been fairly well managed for the past several years.
And our base case scenario suggests that he will remain in the office for another term.”
However, on the other hand, political analyst Ebo Amoah, says no political party should be lazy in their campaign and think they are going to win on a silver platter. He directed this to both NPP and NDC.
For if they joke it will be a shock to the system for them. For things are different this 2020 with respect to the 2016 elections.
Ebo Amoah uttered “…Is a do or die affair because both the current president and former president have defeated each other before, he explained.
He made those utterance after Sammi Awuku, the National Organizer of the NPP said the 2020 polls and victory for the NPP will not come easily. However, the president and his vice have both stated that the polls would be an easy win for the NPP looking at their achievements.