Bawumia will announce his running mate by end of June – Akomea

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Bawumia will announce his running mate by end of June – Akomea.

The Managing Director of the State Transport Company (STC) Nana Akoema has said that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamadu Bawumia will announce his running mate at the end of June.

The former Communications Director of the NPP stated Dr Bawumia has already reach a decision on who would become his running mate.

Asked who Dr Bawumia has selected as running mate while speaking on the Sunrise show on 3FM Thursday on June 6, the former lawmaker for Okaikwei South said “Dr Bawumia has reached a decision, he will announce by June end.”

Dr Bawumia has been campaigning ahead of the 2024 general elections.

As Ghana prepares for its upcoming elections, recent survey results have revealed a competitive political landscape with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) leading in popularity among voters.

According to the survey, by political analyst Professor Smart Sarpong, the NDC holds 38.8% of the votes, while the New Patriotic Party (NPP) follows closely with 34.5%.

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The baseline report on 275 constituencies by Political Analyst Prof Smart Sarpong, had a total sample size of 59,547 selected from the full 275 sub-samples, with Each sub-sample representing a proportional share of total contribution to voter population as per the 2020 voter register.

The survey, carried out in April 2024 and covering all 16 regions of the country, reveals that a significant portion of the electorate, 23.1%, remains undecided, potentially making them a crucial factor in the final outcome. Smaller parties, collectively, hold a marginal 3.6% of voter support.

The survey findings indicate a different trend when it comes to preferred presidential candidates. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of the NPP leads with 38.9% support, slightly ahead of the NDC’s John Dramani Mahama, who has 36.1% support. Undecided voters constitute 21.4%, and other candidates collectively account for 3.6%.

The survey also explored the main factors influencing voter decisions. Competence tops the list, with 50.3% of respondents indicating it as their primary consideration. Track records of presidential candidates are crucial for 22.5% of voters, while party affiliation matters to 19.1%. Interestingly, 3.7% of respondents admitted that financial inducement could sway their vote.

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