Dec. Poll: Akufo-Addo will win with 51.7% votes – UG predicts

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will win the December 7 presidential election, the political science department of the University of Ghana has predicted.

According to the latest survey by the department, Akufo-Addo will secure reelection with 51.7 percent of valid votes cast, while the presidential candidate of the NDC will secure 40.4 percent of the votes.

The Ghana Union Movement (GUM’s), Christian Kwabena Andrews, will also secure 1.4 percent of the votes, placing him third.

The department interviewed a total of 11,000 respondents in order to come out with its predictions.

Presenting findings of the survey on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at a news conference, a lecturer at the political science department, Alex Kaakyire Duku Frempong said: “The respondents who said they were going to vote based on sound campaign message, their preferred choices were NPP’s Akufo-Addo, 52.5 percent, and followed by the NDC’s John Mahama, 40.9 percent.”

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) also predicted a win for the president in a survey finding published on October 30, 2020.

In the run-up to the 2016 general elections, Akufo-Addo made series of promises to the electorates and according to CDD’s 2020 pre-election survey data, NPP enjoys a huge advantage over NDC “when it comes to public confidence in the ability to deliver on campaign promises.”

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo stated that the policies and programs implemented by his government are proof that the New Patriotic Party, NPP has the blueprint of the development of Ghana in mind.

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