It’s 51.7% one-touch victory for Akufo-Addo – University of Ghana’s research predicts

A research conducted by the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon, into the upcoming December 7th Presidential Elections, has predicted a one-touch victory for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

At a press conference in Accra on Thursday, November 26, 2020, to present their study to the public, lead researcher, Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, said their findings revealed that Nana Akufo-Addo, who is the sitting President of the Republic of Ghana, would win the polls by 51.7%.

The Presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, scored 40.4% with Christian Kwabena Andrews, an Independent Presidential candidate scoring 1.4%.

“For those whose votes for a candidate would be based on sound campaign message, their preferred choice of presidential candidate is the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo (52.5%) followed by NDC’s John Mahama 40.9% then GUM’s Christian Kwabena Andrew (1.3%), but 3.7% have not decided on any of the candidates yet (See Table 28).

“When respondents were stretched to indicate the presidential candidate they would vote for in the December 7 elections, 51.7% declared for Akufo-Addo, 40.4% favour John Mahama and 1.4% would vote for Christian Kwabena Andrews, and 1.4 and the undecided are 3.7%.

“These voters have taken a firm decision to vote for these candidates in the election. When pushed to indicate how sure they are with the decision to vote for the candidates, a whopping 80.9% said they are extremely/very sure while 11.9% are relatively (somewhat sure) of voting for their candidate”, the findings in part revealed.

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