A poll started by Accra based JoyNews to gauge voter affinity for the two leading political parties in Ghana is showing that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is likely to win the 2020 election.
According to an ongoing tally so far, the NDC has 57% while the NPP has 43% of votes cast so far. A little over 42,000 people have voted so far.
Voters who cast in favor of the NDC cite corruption, untruth and the Akufo-Addo Government’s inability to fulfil most of its campaign promises from 2016 as swaying factors.
There is also plenty complaint about economic hardships and a pointing to the fact that corruption accusations and claims of incompetence that was heaped on former President Mahama have turned out to be untrue.
Other voters also spoke of the stifling of press freedom and a sense of oppression on the freedom of expression as factors.
According to some of the voters, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has failed to live up to expectations in the matter of taming the cedi’s depreciation against the major trading currencies, especially the dollar, while others have said the government’s appetite for borrowing does not mirror its promise in opposition not to borrow in government.