Election surveys are not sacrosanct – Sammy Gyamfi.




The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has said that even if the survey done by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana which predicted victory for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is anything to go by, it does not necessarily mean that the party will win the elections on December 7.


According to him, polls have always been failing hence there is no need to worry about what the lecturers have put out.

He explained that “in 2016 Ben Ephson predicted victory for the NDC but we lost. In 2008 the EIU predicted victory for the NPP but Professor Mills won so polls are not sacrosanct”.


He said these at a press conference on Thursday, November 26.

The survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana ahead of the December 7 elections puts President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ahead with 51.7 percent of votes if the elections were held today.

The survey also noted that some 40.4 percent will vote for the opposition leader, John Dramani Mahama.

A further 1.4 percent of voters, according to the survey, will vote for the Ghana Union Movement’s Rev. Christian Andrews, also known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom.

The survey, which sampled nearly 12,000 registered voters in 100 swing constituencies across the 16 regions of Ghana, also revealed corruption is not a key determinant for voters in the December 7 elections.

Presenting findings of the survey, a Lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Political Science Department Kaakyire Frempong said many of the voters maintain campaign messages will form the basis for their vote.


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