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Election 2020: It’s dangerous to think we’ve won, Oppong Nkrumah warns NPP

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not be underestimated with just a few days to the elections

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information, has admonished New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaigners not to think the 2020 election is a done deal.

Leading a street and house campaign in Akyem Ayirebi in the Eastern Region on Saturday, Nkrumah warned that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not be underestimated in their ability to “hoodwink Ghanaians” in the last two weeks of the election.

“We have worked hard, but the most important thing now is to avoid complacency and ensure all pro-NPP registered voters cast their ballots correctly on 7 December,” he said.

Distributing handbills and educating voters on how to vote, Nkrumah warned that any NPP member who assumes the election has been won already poses a danger to the cause of the party.

“We need to work hard because our future as a country depends on this election,” Nkrumah stated.

He added: “All of us must work as though we were still in opposition. We must not stop knocking on doors, visiting shops and lorry stations until we secure a wide margin victory for Nana Akufo-Addo and his MPs.”

Survey favours NPP

Meanwhile, a pre-election survey by the Centre for Democratic Development (CCD) Ghana, projects that majority of the Ghanaian electorate prefer the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its election 2020 Presidential candidate, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo above all other candidates contesting in the 7 December 2020 general elections.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah distributing fliers on proper voting
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah distributing fliers on proper voting

The CDD survey conducted between 28 September to 16 October 2020, was aimed at picking early warning signals by tracking citizens’ opinion on the overall level of the country’s preparedness for elections; public confidence in the competence, integrity and neutrality of election-relevant state and quasi-state bodies; and voter behaviour, expectations, priorities and potential turn-out.

According to the report released by CDD on their survey, the methodology employed for their work ensured that every adult citizen had an equal chance of being selected for the 2020 pre-election survey. They further indicated that a national representative sample of 2,400 adult citizens were randomly chosen for their survey.

The sample the CDD indicated was distributed across regions and urban-rural areas in proportion to their share in the national adult population and face-to-face interviews were conducted in the language of the respondent’s choice (a standard English questionnaire was translated into Twi, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani and Dagaare). Sample size of 2,400, the CDD also says yields a margin of error of +/-2 percentage points at a 95% confidence level.

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