The Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah, has urged Ghanaians to desist from changing governments after every 8 years as has been the case under the fourth republic, saying it is “retrogressive”.
According to him, the NPP is on a path of rebuilding the economy, something the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is incapable of doing.
Speaking on Face to Face on Citi TV, Mr. Buaben Asamoah said voting the NPP out of power in 2024 will derail the efforts made so far.
“We will break the 8. I sense a growing maturity among the Ghanaian voter population. We are heading into our 9th election, records show that anytime the NPP comes to power we bring forward innovative programs. The NDC is unable to sustain these when they take over.”
”It is time we put on hold the back and forth with the 8-year cycle. It has done us a great disservice, and it is not making politics sustainable.”
‘NDC, not the solution to present challenges, NPP is capable’ – Buaben Asamoah
Yaw Buaben Asamoah, believes strongly that the NPP stands a better chance of winning the 2024 election, given its management of the economy amid current challenges.
Speaking on Face to Face on Citi TV, Mr. Buaben Asamoah said the NPP is better positioned to appreciate the present challenges and “bring Ghanaians out of it.”
He said the NDC from where it stands has little appreciation of the modern ways of economic management, and cannot be trusted to salvage the situation.
“We believe we have done far better than the NDC in spite of the challenges, and that the NDC is not the solution. We believe strongly that we are better positioned to handle the current modern challenges of public finances and economics. If you sit to reflect on what is going on in the world, you will know that the old ideological ways of dealing with economics have been dumped.”
‘NPP’s handling of the economy can’t break the 8’ – John Gatsi
The Dean of Business School of the University of Cape Coast, John Gasti, on the other hand, is sceptical about the NPP’s ability to break Ghana’s eight-year election cycle.
Dr. Gatsi on Eyewitness News said the party’s poor handling of the economy diminishes its chances of securing another victory in the next election.
He posited that Ghanaians are likely to maintain a government that is “able to do well from the beginning to the end”