A political science lecturer at the Methodist University College, Dr. Owusu Bonsu has predicted that the 2016 election battle scheduled for November 7, 2016 is a straight fight between the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He insisted the 2016 election does not foresee any other political party making any serious impact to push the election for run-off.
But a renowned pollster, Mr. Ben Ephson has professed that the election of Mr. Ivor Greenstreet as the Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has the tendency to push the 2016 election for re-run with 7 percent of the total votes.
He explained that Mr. Ivor Greenstreet is well connected to the grassroots and can pull a surprise in the 2016 election.
But commenting on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, Dr. Owusu Bonsu said he believes Ivor Greenstreet can use the various disable groups in the country to his advantage and win sympathy votes but added all depends on the effective campaign the party will embark on.
“I believe the 2016 election battle is a straight fight between the major political parties [NPP and NDC]; I don’t think the other political parties can make serious impact in the 2016 election. Until all the break-away p[arties emerge to form a formidable party, I don’t think CPP can make any serious impact in Ghana politics,” he asserted.
He however asserted that the CPP delayed in choosing its Flagbearer as it should have been done a year ago to patch up any difference which may arise especially as the party is yet to elect its parliamentary candidates.
He therefore advised the CPP Flagbearer, Ivor Greenstreet to immediately reach out to those who lost to him in the contest and forge a united front by assigning roles to the losers in his campaign team.
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