- A survey from Kumasi Technical University says President Akufo-Addo will poll 56.6 % of the valid votes cast
- An earlier survey also predicted Akufo-Addo winner of the poll win 51.4% of the votes
- But former President John Mahama is unfazed says NDC internal poll forecasts him as the winner
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The Institute of Research, Innovation, and Development (IRID) of the Kumasi Technical University says President Nana Akufo-Addo would win the December 7 presidential election by 56.6 percent.
IRID’s prediction comes on the back of a similar prediction by researchers at the political science department of the University of Ghana.
The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama would collect 38.8 percent of the valid votes cast, the institute said.
Over seventy percent of interviewees who participated in the survey say they would be voting for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) because of the free Senior High School (SHS) programme implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration.
Again, the survey said that 33 percent of the interviewees disclosed that they would be voting for the governing party based on its achievements in the road sector while 29.1 percent cite the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative as their reason.
“Overall, the NPP is most likely to secure a one-touch victory with a minimum of 51.4 per cent with the NDC coming second with a maximum of 47.1 per cent,” the findings said.
Akufo-Addo expressed excitement about the polls declaring 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.
However, 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 elections.
Meanwhile, seasoned journalist, Jay Foley, has rated the performance of president Akufo-Addo government 70 percent.
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He was speaking with YEN.com.gh in an exclusive interview on Twitter. Jay, however, did not expatiate on why he is rating the president’s government that score.
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