A research by a Senior Lecturer at the Statistics Department of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ezekiel Nii Noye Nortey has projected that not only will the November 7 elections end in a first round but also will it see a run-off puts the NPP ahead of the NDC by 51.7% of the total votes cast to win the mandate of the people.
The findings of the research suggest that a run-off will determine which political party will govern the country for the next four years. However, it puts the NPP ahead of the NDC, revealing that the elephant family will secure 51.7% of the total votes cast to win the mandate of the people. The NDC, according to the findings will score 48.3%.
“The president, John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will bear the brunt of the blame for the (economic) situation with the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attempting to act as a focus for disenchanted Ghanaians to rally around, knowing that attacking the government’s economic record represents its best chance of taking power at the elections set for November 2016,” the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has earlier stated.
Meanwhile the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) has discredited the projections citing partisan affiliations as a major reason.