A research work conducted by some lecturers at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has shown that President Akufo-Addo will garner 49.3% as against former President John Mahama’s 33.3% if elections were held today.
Presenting the findings of the report, Head of Political Science Department, Dr. Maame Gyekye-Jandoh, said “For Nana Akufo-Addo, 49.3% said they would vote for him, 33.3% said they would vote for Mahama and 7.35 for Paa Kwesi Nduom.”
The report also indicated that Akufo-Addo may not be able to maintain the required 50 plus one vote, a situation that may lead to a run off.
“These responses indicate simply and unsurprisingly that the two major parties are still the most preferred among voters, and secondly, that there might be another contest between President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama during the 2020 elections,” she added.
Dr. Gyekye-Jandoh disckosed that two questions were asked respondents, one being which party they would vote for if elections were held today, and secondly, which candidate they would vote for.
“….48.9% of our respondents said they would vote for the NPP if elections were to be held today. 32.2% said they would vote for the NDC, 3.3% for the PPP, 1.7% for the CPP, 0.4% for the PNC and 0.2% for the NDP,” she said.