- The president said he was encouraged by the prediction that he would win the 2020 presidential election but, he’s focused
- Researchers at the political science department of the University of Ghana declared Akufo-Addo winner of the presidential election with 51.7percent
- But, the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Mahama, has other ideas, saying his party’s internal poll predicted him the winner instead
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is excited about a recent poll that declared him the winner of the December 7 presidential election.
That notwithstanding, he pledged to eschew any form of complacency and make the prediction a reality.
According to the poll conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana, Mahama would lose the presidential election to the incumbent.
It said Akufo-Addo would secure reelection with 51.7 percent of valid votes cast, while Mahama would secure 40.4 percent of the votes.
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The Ghana Union Movement (GUM’s), Christian Kwabena Andrews, would also collect 1.4 percent of the votes, placing him third, it added.
“I am not going to be complacent about it and lose my guard on campaigning. Right up to the midnight of December 5 that the laws allow us to campaign, we will continue to campaign for every single vote in the country and make sure it is ours so on the 7th of December 2020, we will be declared winners of the polls,” President Akufo-Addo said in his reaction to the poll.
He added: “Even though I am not going to ignore the polls completely but my focus isn’t on it. After the elections, we will all know if the polls are right after the polls, and I am declared the winner.”
Akufo-Addo made the comment in an interview on Cape Coast-based Kingdom FM in the Central region on Friday, 27 November 2020.
Meanwhile, Mahama maintained that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would rather be victors in the upcoming general elections.
The former president based his bold claim on an internal poll of the party. According to him, the poll suggests that NDC is the choice of the people in the Monday, December 7, 2020, elections.
Meanwhile, in an earlier YEN.com.gh report, veteran journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, said Mahama lied in claiming he started the free Senior High School policy. Mahama said during a recent campaign event that his administration started the policy in 2015.
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