January 31, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adenta , Kwadwo Adu Asare has rubbished an online opinion poll that indicate that the First Vice Chairperson of National Democratic Congress(NDC) Nana Konadu Agyeman is in poll position to lead the party as its Flag bearer in the 2012 elections.

The opinion poll run by peacefmonline.com which sample the public’s opinion on who is likely to lead the NDC come 2012 show that out of a total of 7354 as at today Monday 31st January 2011, Mrs. Konadu Agyeman Rawlings leads the pack with 2842 votes which represents 38.65%.

She is followed by incumbent President John Evans Attah Mills who has bagged 2375 representing 32.30%, Dr Ekow Spio- Garbrah follows with 823, 11.19% and John Dramani Mahama in fourth position with 618, 8.40%.

Sections of the public have made a huge issue out of the polls claiming that this amply shows the mood of the country with majority yearning for a change in the presidential candidate position of the NDC party.

However commenting on the polls in a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show on Monday, the Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kwadwo Adu Asare stated that the poll with its attendant interest that it has generated described it as “much ado about nothing”.

He said the opinion poll which has no scientific basis cannot be taken seriously particularly when those who have cast their votes on the poll are not party delegates who are mandated to elect presidential candidate for the party.

“I find it difficult to understand the fuss about the results of this opinion poll especially as anyone with access to the internet can freely vote, I think we wait and see what comes up when the party organizes its national delegates congress to elect the flag bearer later this year.

Hon. Adu Asare was however optimistic that incumbent President John Evans Attah Mills will be elected by the party at congress, to continue with the good works that he has begun.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh