UG survey: Don’t seek reelection – Respondents to some MPs

A 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.

Regional level

In two regions 50% or more would vote for the incumbents: Volta (56.4%) & Oti (50.0%), the report said.

“In nine others 40% or more would vote for the incumbents: Savannah (48.7%), Ashanti (45.7%), Bono East (45.7%), Ahafo (45.5%), Northern (45.3%), Western North (45.2%), Upper West (42.7%), Eastern (41.7%) & Central (40.7%)

In the other five, only 30% or more would vote for the incumbents: Western (38.5%) , Bono (35.7%) , Upper East (35.3%) , Greater Accra (34.5%) & North East (32.9%)

In four regions more than 10% were undecided: Western North (16.0%), North East (14.1%) Upper East (10.2%) & Savannah (10.0%),” it added.

NPP MPs

The region with the most support for NPP incumbents if elections were held today was Oti (66.0%) where NPP has a single seat.

In the three regions where NPP has its highest number of seats, the support for the incumbents was lower: Ashanti-44 seats (45.8%), Eastern-27 seats (42.3%) & Greater Accra-21 seats (31.3%).

In four regions, more than 10% were undecided: Upper East (10.1%), Greater Accra (10.5%), Western North (16.3%) & North East (17.6%)

NDC MPs

The region with the most support for NDC incumbents if elections were held today was Ahafo (60.4%) where NDC has two seats.

In the three regions where NDC has its highest number of seats, the support for the incumbents was lower: Volta-18 seats (56.4%), Greater Accra-13 seats (39.5%) & Upper East-12 seats (36.9%).

In five regions, more than 10% were undecided: Upper East (10.1), North East (10.6%), Eastern (13.1%), Western North (15.9%) & Central (16.2%).

Source :Ghana /Dinpafm. Com/91.3

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