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2024 polls: EIU forecast provides scant information – Ahiagbah

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The Economist Group's research and analysis section stated in its 2024 estimate for Africa:

Richard Ahiagbah, Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), stated that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey, which predicted a win for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 general elections, gave very little information.

According to Mr. Ahiagbah, a lot will happen between now and the next elections that this study would not have considered.

According to the EIU, the estimate is mostly driven by falling living conditions, restricted job possibilities, and inadequate public services.

“Ghana is likely to experience a transfer of power from the ruling New Patriotic Party to the opposition National Democratic Congress, largely driven by declining living standards, limited job opportunities and poor public services,” the EIU explained.

The Economist Group’s research and analysis section stated in its 2024 estimate for Africa.

“In South Africa, we expect the African National Congress (ANC), led by Cyril Ramaphosa, the country’s president, to win the legislative election in 2024 by a narrow margin, but there is a strong possibility that the party will fall short of the 50% mark needed for a majority.

“Under such circumstances, the ANC will try to co-opt some smaller parties, rather than the main opposition groups, to stay in power. The probability of a coalition will continue to rise as enduring socioeconomic challenges erode the ANC’s support.

“An ongoing authoritarian crackdown in Tunisia will see the incumbent win a carefully managed presidential election in 2024, prompting further civil unrest.”

According to the EIU, Africa will be the world’s second-fastest-growing major area in 2024, after Asia, which will be headed by China and India.

According to the report, practically all African countries would see positive development, with only war-torn Sudan and impoverished Equatorial Guinea forecast to decrease in 2024. Indeed, Africa will have 12 of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, with African real GDP expected to rise by 3.2% in 2024, up from 2.6% in 2023.

East Africa, which includes Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will once again be the most active region of the continent in terms of economic growth. The services sector, which includes resurgent travel, tourism, and hospitality, robust transport and logistics, and dynamic banking and telecommunications industries, will continue to play a significant role in boosting East African economies.

Given the fierce competition and high pricing for Africa’s supply of hydrocarbons, mining sector output, and agricultural goods, resource-intensive countries and large commodity exporters will continue to thrive. Significant investment will continue to pour into African energy enterprises, as well as minerals and metals critical to the global energy revolution and digital transformation.

But commenting on this on News 360 on TV3 Friday, November 17, Mr Ahiagbah said “In the context of the 2024 elections, the present poll offers very little insight because there is a lot between now and 2024 that will happen that this would not take account of.

“I am not sure {about} the period that they collected this data but one point I can make is that in the current environment where there appear to be economic difficulties which is across the world, not only here, it is very likely that people will be unhappy with the government.”

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Over 300,000 young men and women walk with Alan

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Sister Afia, Twene Jonas, and Oliver Khan 'the ship salesman' all took part in the big Afafranto Unity Walk, contributing their influence and voice to the campaign. Their participation has not only increased the movement's exposure, but also indicated a shift in support for Alan Kyerematen's cause. After working for nearly a decade in Ghana's Trade and Industry Ministry under two separate regimes, Kyerematen's decision to leave the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and join the Movement for Change was a daring and significant milestone in the country's political landscape.

Over 300,000 dynamic youth and women groups joined Alan’s Movement for Change in a walk named Afrafranto, transforming the political scene in the Ashanti Region.

The mind-blowing revolution, which saw over 300,000 individuals from the youth and women’s groups board the MFC train, established Hon. Alan Kyerematen’s political class as the founder and leader of Movement for Change (MFC).

Alan Kyerematen’s Yellow Army political Revolution signified a dramatic divergence from existing standards in political support and is fast gathering steam ahead of Ghana’s 2024 general elections.

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Sister Afia, Twene Jonas, and Oliver Khan ‘the ship salesman’ all took part in the big Afafranto Unity Walk, contributing their influence and voice to the campaign.

Their participation has not only increased the movement’s exposure, but also indicated a shift in support for Alan Kyerematen’s cause.

After working for nearly a decade in Ghana’s Trade and Industry Ministry under two separate regimes, Kyerematen’s decision to leave the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and join the Movement for Change was a daring and significant milestone in the country’s political landscape.

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The Yellow Revolution has attracted broad notice and support, most notably through community-based activities such as the famous Afafranto Walk.

The colour yellow has become linked with this movement’s symbols. It symbolises a new approach to politics in the Ashanti Region, a departure from the traditional party lines that have historically dictated political loyalty in the region.

The Yellow Revolution’s massive backing underlined the Ashanti people’s growing disenchantment with traditional politicians.

Alan Kyerematen’s track record and dedication to influencing change struck a chord with many Ghanaians looking for an alternative to established political techniques.

The Yellow Revolution gains traction with each passing day as the 2024 general elections approach.

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NPP Orphan Constituency Primaries: Winners so far

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Voting, sorting and counting of ballots in the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary elections in the 111 constituencies across the country have come to an end.

The voting, sorting, and counting of votes in the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary elections in the country’s 111 seats has concluded.

The elections were held in seats where the NPP did not have a sitting MP and were overseen by the Electoral Commission.

The following are preliminary results that have come in thus far:

Tamale Central
Ismail Yahuza -350
Abass Zakaria – 65
Sule Salifu – 433

Total delegates – 881
Total valid votes cast – 849
Rejected ballots – 2

Okwaikwei North Constituency

Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuanchi – 27

Prince Owusu Mensah – 6

Alberta Afia Akoto – 228

Nyarko Stephen Adipa – 109

Fusseni Issah – 114

Nana Ama Asiamah Adjei – 341

Rejected Ballot – 3

Total valid votes cast: 875

Total Ballot – 828

Prestea Huni Valley 
Barbara Oteng Gyasi-973

Theophilus Tawiah-255

Total expected delegates-1,399
Votes cast-1,232
Rejected-4

Savelugu
Fatahiya Abdul Aziz -532
Muhammed Abdul Samed Gunu – 121

Total delegates – 667
Total valid votes cast-
Rejected ballots -3

Wa Central

Hajia Umu Awudu -567

⁠Issahaku Moomin Tahiru – 441

⁠Issahaku Nayaru -17

Prestea-Huni-Valley 

Barbara Oteng-Gyasi-973

Theophilus Tawiah-255

Total expected delegates-1,399

Votes cast-1,232

Rejected-4

Bunkpurugu

Solomon Boah -264

Sulemana Lawyer Sambia -260

Savelugu 667

Fatahiya Abdul Aziz -532

Muhammed Abdul Samed Gunu-121

Adentan

Akosua Asaa Manu – 814

Kwesi Obeng Fosu 638

Winfred Nartey – 16

Asawase

Manaf Ibrahim -765

Hajia Zainab Sallow-229

Osman Yussif -9

Asuogyaman Constituency

Pius Enam Hadzide – 423

Paul Ansah – 131

Michael Ansah – 113

Nana Abrokwa Asare – 95

Ledzokuku Constituency

Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye – 901
Nii Ashittey Olennu – 357
Clifford Martey – 199

Ibrahim Adjei – 180

Manya Krobo 

Simon Kwaku Tetteh – 434

Linda Adadevor – 219

Robert Tetteyfio-Adjasey – 142

Wa Central 

⁠Hajia Umu Awudu -567

Issahaku Moomin Tahiru -441

Issahaku Nayaru -17

Tamale South

Musah Fuseini- 608

Ibrahim Baba- 449

Alhassan Soawii- 41

Baba Alhassan- 25

Awutu Senya West

Eugene Arhin -862
Amos Kofi Opei Okai- 119

Wenchi

Kojo Frempong-361

Albert Ameyaw- 326

Alfred Ofori Anye- 34

Odododiodio

Abdul Manaf Nii Adjei Sowah- 737

Nii Lante Bannerman- 524

Wassa Amenfi  Central

Albert Wiredu Arkoh -547

Anthony Mensah -247

Klottey Korle

Valentino Nii Noi Nortey -838

Harry Harold Quartey- 116

Rexford Oppong Ansah -94

Ablekuma Central

Jefferson Kwamina Sackey – 539

Collins Amoah – 493

Ebenezer Nartey – 441

Larry Anyetei Adjei – 11

Total votes cast -1,492

Spoilt – 8

Wassa Amenfi East

Frederick Korankye-371

Ernest Frimpong-630

Frederick Kumah-69

Total Expected delegates-1,136

Cape Coast North
Ekow Ewusi- 348

Lawrence Kwaku Ampah -230

Barbara Aisha Ayisi -24

601 votes cast

Wassa East

Mona Gertrude Effah-317

Godfred Okyere Owusu-309

Patrick Tawiah-Amprofi-66

Total votes expected -703

Total Votes cast -693

Rejected-1

Wassa Amenfi Central

Albert Wiredu Arkoh-547

Anthony Mensah-247

Total votes expected-856

Total Votes cast-798

Rejected= 4

Pru East

Appeh Yusif A. – 316

David Y. Mensah – 93

Joshua K. Abonkrah – 90

Number of delegates -518

Total votes – 501

Valid votes cast -499

Rejected votes -2

Lawra 

Jacob Dery (MCE) -186

Stephen Kojo Ngmen- 167

Joseph Yeng Faalong -106

Rejected- 5
Spoil -2

Total cast- 464

Bolgatanga Central

Elvis Figo Awonekai -618
Abileo Rowfield -82

Agana Rashid Bawa -53

Rejected – 1

Cape Coast South 

Ernest Arthur – 290

Sarah Afful – 279
James Watemberg – 9
Number of Delegates – 598
Total votes cast – 579

Rejected – 1

Sege

Dodji Numekevor – 293

Eunice Lasi -170

Komenda Edna Eguafo-Abirem

Percyval Quaicco -429

Ebenezer Agyemang – 246

3. Samuel Kofi Dentu -274

No of rejected ballots m- 3

Klottey Korle

Nii Noi Nortey – 838

Harry Quartey- 116

Rexford Oppong- 94

Total votes cast -1,048

 Jirapa

Aisha Salifu -364

Nicholas Soyiri -331

Rejected -7

Spoiled -0

Wa East NPP 

Mahama Sulemana DCE -325

Yakubu Salifu-191

Isaac Halitu -105

Nareligu/Gambaga

Mumuni Mohammed Nurideen -330

Fuseini Nureini Abdulai -263

Grumah Gideon Mahami -188

Adam Jimbicyban Issahaku -63

Nasigri Mahamadu-47

Rashid Mahamadu -17

Adam Abdul Bashiru -2

Banda 
Sah Yaw Samuel -102 votes

Joe Danquah -131 votes

Emmanuel Akonne (DCE) -22

Rejected votes -3

Total valid votes cast -258

Ho West 

Godwin Wuanka – 163 (24.3%)

Eric Nick Gonyuie – 507 (75.6%)

Spoilt ballot -1

Akatsi South 

Ocloo Mawuli Egos- 449
Nyahe Martin Kofitsey- 184

Total vote cast – 639

Total valid votes – 633

Rejected – 6

Total number of delegates – 71

Nkwanta South

Hajia Sharifa Sekyere -Tijani -478

Oti Regional Minister- Joshua Makubu – 307

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NPP Primaries: Mark Okraku Mantey loses Ayensuano constituency

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The parliamentary candidate in the Adentan Constituency was Akosua Manu (Kozie), Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Youth Authority. She received 814 votes, while her closest competitor, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, received 638. Kwame Obimpeh Winfred Nartey led the way with 18. "Thank you for your congratulations, @KozieOzie. Victory was much earned. "The Adentan Constituency is returning!" President Akufo-Addo's counsel, Kow Essuman, tweeted.

Mark Okraku-Mantey, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has lost his attempt to be the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate in the Ayensuano constituency in the Eastern Region.

He lost the NPP’s orphan constituency parliamentary elections on Saturday, December 2.

He received 136 votes, while the winner, Ida Adwoa Asiedu, received 410. Ernest Addo and Kingsley Boateng Adomah, the other candidates, received 4 and 3 votes, respectively.

The parliamentary candidate in the Adentan Constituency was Akosua Manu (Kozie), Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Youth Authority.

She received 814 votes, while her closest competitor, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, received 638. Kwame Obimpeh Winfred Nartey led the way with 18.

“Thank you for your congratulations, @KozieOzie. Victory was much earned. “The Adentan Constituency is returning!” President Akufo-Addo’s counsel, Kow Essuman, tweeted.

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