A survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has disclosed that Ghanaian voters believe in the manifesto document of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) than that of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“The two most prominent parties, namely the NPP and NDC have used campaign manifestoes to engage the voters to indicate that the election is not about personalities nor ethnic affinity and morality but rather critical issues/programs/future policies that have the capacity to bring changes in voters’ living conditions.
“To this end, the voters examined the contents of the manifestos of the two parties. For 36.9% of the voters, the NDC can bring about the needed change in the lives of the Ghanaian while 49.4% believed that it is the NPP manifesto that has the transforming capacity,” a lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Dr. Kaakyire Frempong, said.
The survey also revealed that 51.7 percent will vote for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo if the elections were held today.
The survey also noted that some 40.4 percent will vote for the opposition leader, John Dramani Mahama.
It added 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 sampled nearly 12,000 registered voters in 100 swing constituencies across the 16 regions of Ghana.