Research conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has predicted that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo will be re-elected as President of the Republic.
According to the research, majority of Ghanaians believe that the current government has fulfilled a large part of its promises in their 2016 manifesto and therefore, find promises in their 2020 election as attainable.
The survey, which sampled about 11,000 respondents across the country predicted that Akufo-Addo will secure about 51.7% of valid votes that will be cast on the election day.
The leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Mahama, is expected to trail with 40.4% of votes.
The Ghana Union Movement has been predicted to fall third, ahead of the Convention People’s Party.
“When we asked our sample which presidential candidate they were going to vote for if elections were held today, 51.7 percent said they will vote for Akufo-Addo, and 40.4% said they will vote for Mahama while 1.4% said they will vote for GUM. So that is what the 11,000 respondents that we spoke to said.”
Member of the research team, Alex Kaakyire Duku Frempong, who is also a senior lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University, in disseminating the research findings, disclosed that the government’s Free Senior High School programme was one of the major factors that was influencing the choice of voters.
He said the vote-buying and matters of corruption were the least.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com