The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is likely to retain the parliamentary seat of Assin North constituency in the Central Region of Ghana, according to a polling agency.
Global Info Analytics, a Ghanaian polling firm, conducted a survey in April that showed that the NDC had an edge over the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming by-election.
The by-election is scheduled for June 27, 2023, after the Supreme Court ordered the seat to be vacated by the NDC’s James Gyakye Quayson, who was found to have dual citizenship at the time of his election in 2020.
Musah Dankwah, the Executive Director and Head of Polls for Global Info Analytics, said that the survey revealed that the voters in Assin North constituency were dissatisfied with the performance of the NPP government and were hopeful for a change.
He said that 77 percent of the respondents said that the country was going in the wrong direction, 66 percent said that their standard of living had worsened in the last year, and 80 percent said that they were not optimistic about the future.
He added that factors such as road network, living conditions, and general mood in the constituency also favored the NDC.