More predictions continue to roll in ahead of the 2016 elections, which is only 9 days away. Pollster Ben Ephson, has predicted a win for President John Mahama in this year’s elections.
Ben Ephson says his latest poll indicates a 52.4% win for the President, while New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to get 45.9% with the other parties claiming a meager 1.7%. According to the seasoned-journalist and publisher of the Daily Dispatch newspaper, it will be a first round victory for the NDC Flagbearer.
In all the six polls conducted by Mr. Ephson in the month of May, President Mahama reportedly took the lead while Nana Addo followed. Speaking to Nii Arday Clegg on the Morning Starr, the pollster said although the survey gave a 2% error margin, there is no doubt by his team that the President will retain his seat, in a one-touch victory.
Mr. Ephson also revealed he used forty constituencies across the country as the sample frame for his prediction. He however, did not disclose the constituencies he used.
We have a 2% error margin and it means John Mahama will win the elections. So far we have used 40 constituencies to derive our percentage. This is the 5th prediction we have made so far….previous predictions came to pass, he stated.
Though the polls predict in his favour; President Mahama relentlessly intensifies his campaign, as he continues to bombard the people with reasons why they should vote for him. Addressing a rally at Yiawso on his tour of the Western region, Mahama charged party supporters to ensure the NDC wins by a wider margin, to stop the NPP from heading to the courts to challenge the outcome.
Ghana goes to the polls on December 7, to elect a president and parliamentarians. Ghanaians continue to wait in anticipation of what the possible outcome of the elections would be.