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Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Founder of the National Interest Movement (NIM), has expressed optimism about the growth in the numbers of the non-aligned movements that have come together to form an alliance for the 2024 presidential election.

Dr. Abu Sakara says people are gradually drifting from the two traditional political parties, especially from the ruling New Patriotic Party, stating that the expected growth of those who aren’t committed to any party is obvious.

His comments stem from a recent research conducted by Global InfoAnalytics which saw the NPP’s Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia trailing the opposition’s John Dramani Mahama by almost 20%, with Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen following with 7.5%.

According to the survey, “the ruling party’s candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (DMB) trailing the main opposition candidate, John Dramani Mahama (JDM) in the race to lead the country in 2025. The poll shows JDM leads with 54.3%, DMB, 34.9%, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten (AKK), 7.5%, Nana Kwame Bediako, 2.3%, others, 1%.”

Reacting to the report on Hot Issues on TV3 Sunday, April 14, 2024, Dr. Abu Sakara noted that Alan Kyerematen’s 7% of the votes per the research is unprecedented for an independent candidate in the history of Ghana’s elections, adding that a new poll after their alliance will bring more shocking outcomes.

“This poll if we have it today must be from at least two weeks to a month ago so it is not talking about what has happened after the alliance has been happened. So you would have to wait for a month or so and then do another poll to see what is the reaction of Ghanaians to the Alliance.

“This poll tells us that our flag bearer on his own, Alan Kyerematen, has 7% of the votes at the very minimum” something the former flab bearer for the CPP has never happened before, noting that “that tells you that something fundamentally different is about to happen in this election and that there is a drift out of the traditional parties, more out of NPP than NDC, into the non-aligned domain.”

He further stated that “the numbers as it stands now and what it tells you is that as the election goes on, if this drift continues to happen, then the groups that are not in the NDC or NPP will be the ones that grow the most and you don’t need to be a wizard to figure that out. If you look at the non-committed group, they are about 45% so if I’m not committed at this stage of the game, it means that I really don’t want to commit myself to the ones that I can see. I’m waiting for someone that I can commit to.”

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