Former presidential aspirant of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has expressed his belief that the NPP will face a formidable challenge in the 2024 general elections.
During an interview on Citi TV’s program “The Point of View,” the former Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation remarked that the NPP’s performance over the past seven years has raised concerns.
He noted that the party had “over-promised and under-delivered” on its commitments to the Ghanaian people, which he believes will make it challenging for the NPP to secure victory in the 2024 elections.
Furthermore, Professor Frimpong-Boateng expressed his disappointment with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), stating that neither of the two major parties appears to offer a promising option for Ghana’s future.
“It will be difficult for the NPP to win the 2024 elections. It is a fact that they [the NPP] have over-promised and under-delivered but everything is possible but the NDC is also not giving me any hope.”
Professor Frimpong-Boateng expressed his optimism in the past, believing that the NPP would maintain its grip on power for an extended period.
He based this optimism on his perception of how the NDC had mishandled the country before President Akufo-Addo assumed office in 2016. However, recent developments and a comparison of the two administrations have proven his optimism to be unfounded.
“When I was in government, I said the way the NDC had mismanaged the country, we were going to help the president and work so that the NPP would still be there even after forty years and there would be no romantic ideas about the NDC again and now look at where we are. I thought we were going to work and there would be no romantic ideas about Mahama and the NDC ever coming back.”
“There should be a change in the two political parties and how they do their things because there are very good people in the NDC same as the NPP,” he further proposed.