The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accepted the latest report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Peter Otokunor, deputy General Secretary of the party said there are some aspects of the research like corruption which will help them strategize towards election 2020.
Some aspects of the report indicated that “corruption in the public sector remains endemic and a source of anger among the population. In February 2018 a Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, was sworn in, with the remit of reducing graft. Progress has not yet been reported, but pressure to reduce corruption will rise ahead of the 2020 elections. Failure to address this issue could weigh on voter confidence in the political system, although such grievances are relatively low-level.”
Mr Otokunor reacting to this in an interview on Peace FM’s News@6pm said it will be wrong to rubbish the report in its entirety because there are ‘issues which should be considered’.
“They have raised critical issues which will help us in strategizing for 2020 and it will also form the basis for policy in those in government. We accept this research . . . things like corruption and others will come up and Ghanaians will hold Akufo-Addo accountable to it,” he stated.
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According to Peter Otokunor, that aspect of the report cannot be right.
Meanwhile, the party in a press release, says “Having done an objective and dispassionate analysis of the latest EIU report on Ghana, the NDC comes to the obvious conclusion, that the EIU has largely gotten their latest prediction of Ghana’s 2020 general election wrong.”