The Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah has described the InfoAnalytics report stating that 70% of voters say NPP cannot win the 2024 election as inconclusive.
A survey by Accra-based Global InfoAnalytics revealed that 70% of eligible voters doubt the ability of the New Patriotic Party to win the 2024 general elections.
Its October 2022 report indicates that the majority of the voters have ruled out the possibility of the NPP ‘breaking the eight’.
“On the question of whether the NPP can ‘Break the Eight’, approximately 70% of voters do not believe the NPP can win the 2024 election, whilst 19% believe so and 10% have no opinion”, a summary of the survey disclosed.
In response, in an interview on Joy FM’s Top Story on Friday, Mr Ahiagbah said the research is “indicative of descriptive findings that suggest people’s thoughts.”
According to him, the questions asked in the survey were closed-ended questions which did not make room stating the underlining factors that made the respondents provide such responses.
“It was a one-line question in a series of questions so it is almost like piggybacking on a general research.”
“So it was a concentrated research wherein you would want to know what is the reason for one to say that I don’t think that the NPP can win 2024 so that finding is by no means conclusive,” he added.
The survey, which focused on the likely outcomes of the 2024 polls further revealed that the 46% of NPP voters do not believe the party can win the 2024 elections; while 43% are confident of victory.
Regarding the NPP’s presidential primaries, the study showed that majority of party affiliates are rooting for the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten to become the NPP’s next flagbearer, instead of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to the data, MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has also increased his prospects of becoming the NPP’s flagbearer; coming third behind Alan Kyeremanten and Dr. Bawumia respectively.
The indication of doom for the ruling New Patriotic Party in the 2024 general elections comes at a time when scores of Ghanaians are embittered about the declining state of the economy.
The widespread agitations have taken the form of social media trolls, jabs and hostile remarks, all directed at President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Some of the enraged critics say President Akufo-Addo rode on the back of lies and flowery speeches to become President, knowing he had no good plans for the country.