The Editor-in-chief of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has called on supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stop jubilating over the prediction of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) that the party will retain power in 2020.
The EIU predicted victory for the NPP in the 2020 elections.
“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 Economist Intelligence Unit believes that it will be difficult for the NDC under Mr Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook is fairly strong,” EIU stated in its report.
The opposition NDC has since rejected the report as according to them, Ghanaians are the best judges.
Commenting on the outcome of the report on Accra-based Peace FM as monitored by Atinkaonline.com, the veteran journalist said he thinks supporters of the NPP ought to be worried over the predictions as it does not entirely go in their favour.
Quoting a portion of the report that said the 2020 elections will be a close call, Mr Pratt said the ruling party ought to be worried.
“We just finished with an election which the NPP won by a huge margin so if the EIU is now telling us, it will be a close call, then this should be a major source of worry for every NPP member…,” he said.
The National Organiser of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, who was on same show with him said the party will never relax because the prediction is in their favour.
He replied that the NPP will be working more than the opposition party in next year’s polls.