Election 2020: NDC needs more than 30% Ashanti region votes to win - Pollster

Election 2020: NDC needs more than 30% Ashanti region votes to win - Pollster

- Pollster Ben Ephson has predicted how the NDC can win the 2020 elections

- He noted the NDC must ensure they get over 30% of the Ashanti votes to win the December polls

- Ephson also said any party that can win the Central, Western, and Greater Accra regions will emerge winners of the presidential election

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) must win more than 30 percent of the votes in the Ashanti region to be able to claim power from the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP), according to pollster, Ben Ephson.

According to the respected pollster, the Ashanti region remains a huge battleground for the opposition party to conquer.

In an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on Starr FM in Accra on Wednesday, August 12, Ephson opined that if the NDC is able to get over 30 percent of the votes in the Ashanti region it would have gone a long way in winning the 2020 elections.

Election 2020: NDC needs more than 30% Ashanti region votes to win - Pollster

Pollster, Ben Ephson. Source: Starrfm.com.gh
Source: UGC

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Analysing the figures put out by the Electoral Commission on the just ended voters' registration exercise, he stated that the party who wins the Central, Western, and Greater Accra regions can win the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections.

Ben Ephson said:

“The three Northern regions will be a big battleground because there has been an increase of 155,000 in the three Northern regions plus the new ones and that is hitherto like an NDC stronghold, I’m sure the NPP would want to break into that.”

Former president, John Dramani Mahama, will face off with President Akufo-Addo in a fierce battle on December 7 when Ghanaians head to the polls to elect a President and new Parliamentarians.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission (EC) says it has registered a total of 16,663,699 voters as of August 6, 2020. The old voters' register had a total of 16,845,420 registered voters.

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The EC had projected to register 15 million eligible Ghanaians during the 38-day registration exercise but exceeded that target after registering 16,663,669. It ended on August 6, 2020.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the General Secretaries of Ghana’s two biggest political parties are leading their charges as the political season is here.

On Monday, August 10, 2020, the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, held a press conference in Accra to attack and correct some wrong assertions by certain bigwigs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

One of the NDC people he addressed was his opposite number, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

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