- The event, the party’s national chairman, Ofosu Ampofo, said was to seek God’s mercies for successful elections
- The exercise follows a similar one announced in November
- Several polls have tipped incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo to win the presidential election
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) announced another prayer and fasting five days to the much anticipated December 7 general elections.
Codenamed ‘the final onslaught’, the event would be held from Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, December 5, 2020, dedicated to seeking God’s mercies and guidance in the December elections.
“As we inch towards a very crucial and concluding stage of the electioneering process, it is imperative that as a Party, we call once again for God’s intervention to buttress our hard work and determination to secure a resounding victory," National Chairman, Ofosu Ampofo said in a statement.
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 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.
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Meanwhile, a director of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Ahafo region, Martha Osei Agyemang has died following an illness.
According to reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb, the Asunafo North Municipal director of the EC died while on admission at the hospital.
Agyemang, 36, died at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital where she was on admission receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Widespread reports coming in after the demise of the lady have indicated that she left behind a child. The EC director was said to have complained of being unwell due to stress following preparations for the 2020 general elections.
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Source: Yen Newspaper