Koku Anyidoho Disputes Poll Predicting Mahama's 70% Vote Share in Greater Accra

Koku Anyidoho disputes poll predicting Mahama's 2024 win, accusing pollster Mussa Dankwah of manipulating data to favor the NDC. This highlights internal divisions within the party ahead of the elections.

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Koku Anyidoho Disputes Poll Predicting Mahama's 70% Vote Share in Greater Accra

Koku Anyidoho Disputes Poll Predicting Mahama's 70% Vote Share in Greater Accra

Koku Anyidoho, former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has strongly disputed a recent poll conducted by Global Info Analytics that predicted former President John Dramani Mahama would secure over 70% of the votes in the Greater Accra Region in the 2024 elections.

The poll also suggested that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), would garner only 23% of the votes in the region.

Anyidoho labeled the poll as fraudulent and accused the Executive Director of Global Info Analytics, Mussa Dankwah, of manipulating the statistical data to favor a particular agenda within the NDC. "Mussa Dankwah is a statistical fraud who is being paid by John Dramani Mahama to manipulate poll data to favor the NDC," Anyidoho alleged. He expressed doubts about the credibility of Global Info Analytics and its polling approach.

The former NDC Deputy General Secretary referenced a book titled 'How To Lie With Statistics' and claimed that Dankwah has been recruited by 'evil forces' within the NDC to mislead the party with fraudulent poll numbers. "Dankwah is just a fraudster who is spending Mahama's money. The NDC should ignore him and his polling firm," Anyidoho stated. He called for scrutiny of Dankwah's statistical background, suggesting he might be a 'Trojan Horse' working against the party's interests.

Why this matters: The dispute over the poll results highlights the internal divisions and power struggles within the NDC ahead of the 2024 elections. It also raises questions about the credibility and impartiality of polling firms and their potential influence on shaping public opinion and campaign strategies.

In response to the allegations, Mussa Dankwah and Global Info Analytics have not yet issued an official statement. The NDC leadership has also not commented on Anyidoho's accusations. As the 2024 elections approach, the reliability of opinion polls and their impact on voter perceptions will likely remain a contentious issue in Ghana's political landscape.

Key Takeaways

  • Koku Anyidohohas disputed poll predicting Mahama's 70% win in Greater Accra
  • Anyidoho accused Global Info Analytics director of manipulating data to favor NDC
  • Anyidoho questiond the credibility of Global Info Analytics and its polling approach
  • The dispute highlights internal divisions and power struggles within NDC ahead of 2024
  • The reliability of opinion polls and their impact on voter perceptions remains contentious