Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah, a senior lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, has said he has received death threats from some members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) after predicting victory for the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its flag bearer in this year’s elections, following research he conducted on the upcoming polls.
Speaking on State of Affairs on GHOne TV with Nana Aba Anamoah on Monday, 29 November, Dr Owusu-Mensah said: “I have received death threats from NDC members.”
Pressed further by Nana Aba Anamoah about how he knew those death threats were coming from NDC members, Dr Owusu-Mensah said he had friends and family members who are part of some social media platforms created for NDC members only, and, so, he was aware of all the plots being hatched against him by his NDC adversaries.
The academic and his team of researchers predicted that the opposition party would record 49.9%, while the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), the team said, had an approval rating of 39.9%.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), the research continued, would record five per cent while the Convention People’s Party (CPP) would likely receive 1.7 per cent, the National Democratic Party (NDP) 1.7 per cent, and 0.2 per cent for Dr Edward Mahama of the PNC.
Three per cent of respondents of the quantitative and qualitative survey, the researchers said, were not ready to vote for an independent candidate while 0.9 per cent of the respondents failed to give an answer.