Pollster Ben Ephson has predicted that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) may retain the margin of victory over their rival National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the upcoming by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon.
The election which comes off on Thursday January 30 has been necessitated by the demise of the MP of the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
Mr. Kyeremanteng Agyarko died in November at a hospital in the United States after a protracted ailment.
The election race is between one of his wives,Lydia Alhassan and NDC’s Delali Kwesi Brempong.
In 2016, the late Agyarko garnered 32,591 votes representing 57.32% of the votes while the NDC’s Delali secured 22,534 votes representing 39.63% of the votes.
Both President Nana Addo and former President John Mahama have visited the constituency to canvass votes for their respective candidates.
Speaking in an interview on an Accra based radio station on Wednesday morning, Mr. Ephson said the vote pattern is likely to be the same.
“In 2016, few months to the constituency elections in Madina, the NDC incumbent brought sand and stones on abandoned projects but that didn’t work any magic at all. He lost the elections. The gap between the NDC and the NPP in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-elections is likely to be the same,” he said.