Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a former presidential candidate for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has projected that the NPP will face stiff opposition in the general elections in 2024.
In an interview with Citi TV’s “The Point of View,” the former minister of environment, science, technology, and innovation claimed that given the NPP’s performance during the previous seven years, maintaining political power will be challenging.
He claimed that the NPP “over-promised and under-delivered” on its pledges to Ghanaians, making it harder for the party to prevail in the 2024 elections. He made this claim to host Bernard Avle.
Additionally, Professor Frimpong-Boateng stated that he had no hope in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), implying that neither party is ideal.
The NPP will have a hard time winning the 2024 elections. Although it is true that the NPP is over-promised and under-delivered, anything is possible, and the NDC likewise doesn’t give me much hope.
Given how the NDC had mismanaged the country when Akufo-Addo assumed office in 2016, Professor Frimpong-Boateng said he was optimistic that the NPP would hold onto power for a long time, but it would turn out that he was mistaken in comparing the two regimes.
“When I was in government, I promised that because of how the NDC had run the country poorly, we would support the president and work to ensure that the NPP would still be in power even after 40 years and that there would be no romantic relationship between us.”
He continued, “There should be a change in the two political parties and how they conduct themselves because there are very good people in both the NDC and the NPP.”