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General News of Sunday, 21 August 2016


Kwame Jantuah questions CDD survey sample size

The sample size of the latest survey done by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) in which it indicated the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) was leading the table in terms of vote buying ahead of this year’s presidential elections, is not realistic, Kwame Jantuah, a member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has said.

A pre-election survey conducted by the CDD showed the governing NDC was the guiltiest of vote buying ahead of the 2016 elections in December.

A total of 51 per cent of Ghanaians surveyed believed the Mahama-led government was buying votes followed closely by Nana Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party with 32%. These results come at a time both the president and his wife, Lordina Mahama, have been accused by the anti-corruption group Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) of buying votes and abusing incumbency.

But speaking on TV3’s New Day on Saturday August 20 in relation to the survey, Mr Jantuah said: “With this CDD report, what was the sample size? 2400 over 16 districts, is that a realistic sample size to be able to come to these conclusions? Is it realistic?”

He added: “I think the media has a lot to do. I will wish that the media across the country will try and take ordinary Ghanaians and bring them into the studio and ask them specifically on what they think.”