A Deputy Majority Whip in Parliament, Matthew Nyindam has discredited the joint survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana (UG) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
The survey conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana (UG) has revealed that if elections were held today, about 49.5 per cent of Ghanaians will vote out their Members of Parliament (MPs) following their poor performance.
The survey also revealed that 42.6 per cent of the respondents are ready to retain their MPs with 7.9 per cent of the respondents still undecided.
The survey presented by the Lead Researcher, Dr. Isaac Owusu-Mensah, said it used a total of 27,500 respondents –14,712 males and 12,788 females – to arrive at the decision.
But the MP for Kpandai Constituency in the Northern Region in a swift rebuttal on Accra based Onua FM stated that the dynamics in political parties and elections change hence the researchers cannot use the current trend to determine the 2020 election.
“I disagree with them on that sampling because they used five electoral areas in each constituency for the survey,” he stated.
“If you pick just five electoral areas in a constituency, it does not represent the entire constituency,” he stressed.
He added: “Before an election, political parties change. The dynamics of elections change. People can use few months to win elections”.
The Deputy Majority Whip explained that the respondents said some MPs have not been to their constituencies after being voted for “and that is inaccurate”.
“Some constituencies are very large. Others are small and the smaller constituencies get to know the MP is in town the moment he arrives,” he explained.