The opposition National Democratic Congress has been advised to present majority leader, Haruna Iddrisu as its Presidential candidate in place of former President Mahama in 2024.
Nana Ansah Obofour, a member of the governing New Patriotic Party believeds the outspoken parliamentarian stands a better chance than former president Mahama who is still contemplating to run again.
His comments comes after the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) projected victory for opposition NDC in the 2024 elections even though the polls are years away.
“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are due in 2024. Under the constitutionally mandated term limits, Mr Akufo-Addo cannot run for a third term. Mr Mahama is reportedly considering whether to run again, but we expect the NDC to seek to revitalise its prospects with a fresh candidate.
“After two terms of NPP government, we expect the NDC to win the 2024 presidential election and to gain a small majority in parliament,” the latest report of the firm obtained said.
Reacting to this on Accra based Happy FM, Obofour said the Tamale South MP is a strong candidate and best equipped to replace Mr Mahama.
“Haruna Iddrisu will do far better than Mahama. I learnt Mahama is even afraid of him joining the race. It will be better if the NDC replace Mahama with him.
Meanwhile Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the Akufo-Addo administration intends to break the cycle where political power changes every eight years since the 4th republic constitution came to being.
“This administration intends to work very hard to retain the confidence of the people so that by the time our tenure ends we can break this 8-year cycle of changing government even if the economy is doing well”.
He said government is putting measures in place to ensure economic growth which will impress the Ghanaian people in the next electoral cycle.