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Akufo-Addo will beat Mahama again if elections were held today - UG Report

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The report said President Akufo-Addo would have led the poll with 49.3% with John Mahama trailing behind with 33.3%.

Presenting the results of the research, the Head of Political Science Department, Dr. Maame Gyekye-Jandoh said: "For Nana Akufo-Addo, 49.3% said they would vote for him, 33.3% said they would vote for Mahama and 7.35 for Paa Kwesi Nduom".

Dr. Gyekye-Jandoh explained that two questions were asked respondents, one being which party they would vote for if elections were held today and secondly, which candidate they would vote for.

She said the elections might head for a run-off since although Akufo-Addo may have taken the lead, he may not be able to cross the 50 percent plus one mark to be retained as president.

Former President John Mahama

“These responses indicate simply and unsurprisingly that the two major parties are still the most preferred among voters and secondly, that there might be another contest between President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama during the 2020 elections,” she said.

Nana Akufo-Addo defeated John Mahama, then incumbent president, to become the president of Ghana in the 2016 general elections.

Akufo-Addo polled 53.9% of the total valid votes and with John Mahama managed with 44.4%

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