- The NDC presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, has declared victory for the party ahead of the elections during a campaign event in the North
- The declaration was on the back of a recently published research that called a defeat for the governing NPP
- The former president per the research will secure only 40.4 percent of the valid votes cast on December 7
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the upcoming general elections, the party’s presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama has declared.
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.
“An opinion poll was carried and more than 60% of Ghanaians say that they are worse off today than they were in 2016,” Mahama was quoted as saying during a campaign rally in Northern Ghana by a Starr News report.
“NDC; I’m convinced will win the elections,” he added.
Mahama further noted that per analyses of the poll, the party would secure the majority in Parliament.
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The former president's confidence about NDC’s chances in the elections comes on the back of the publication of two separate surveys that called the polls for the NDC and former president John Mahama.
Meanwhile, one of the surveys conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana said unequivocally that Mahama would lose.
According to the survey, Akufo-Addo would secure reelection with 51.7 percent of valid votes cast, while Mahama would secure 40.4 percent of the votes.
The Ghana Union Movement (GUM’s), Christian Kwabena Andrews, would also collect 1.4 percent of the votes, placing him third, it added.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in 2016 with 53.8 percent of the valid votes cast.
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.
But, the governing NPP, had been very poor in its implementation, and “so it ended us in double track.”
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