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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Scientific polls show I’ll win on December 7 – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has said various independent scientific polls clearly show he will win the elections in December. The President failed to mention which organizations conducted the polls, but said the polling results reflect the feedback from his campaign activities across the country.

Speaking on URA Radio on Wednesday morning after completing his tour of the Upper East Region, the President said he is confident that his party will win the December elections. “I do think that we have a first chance and I am confident of victory.

We have been approaching this very scientifically; we have been doing our own scientific polling and even some of the polling being done by independent people, the numbers are looking great and so I am confident that from what is being done scientifically, plus or minus any margin of error, we will make 50% plus… “We are looking at issues of concern to people in different regions and so the campaign message is tailored to address the concerns we find in any particular region and the response we have got is very enthusiastic.

Wherever we go, I have been warmly welcomed.” His comment follows a number of online polls which gave the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, a lead over him.

There won’t be a run off

The President also expressed optimism that there will not be a run-off in this year’s elections. “I believe that given a second term, people will see far more than we are seeing in this first term; but like I said, I am confident of victory because we will be able to achieve a first round victory.

Asked whether his party would seek the support of smaller parties in the event of a second round, President Mahama said; “It is not in my consideration, there is no event that we will be going into a second round, from what I am saying scientifically, plus or minus any margin of error, we will make 50 % plus.”