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A Development Economist and a Research Fellow at the University of Ghana, Dr. George Domfeh, has taken a swipe at some political analysts for engaging in what he has described as fictitious election predictions.

He has frowned on how some lecturers and political analysts have consistently deluded the public with double-crossing election predictions in the country.

Dr. George Domfeh reacting to developments in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in an interview with Onua FM on Tuesday September 5, challenged lecturers to do proper research before predicting the outcome of elections.

His comments come on the back of the resignation of NPP flagbearer hopeful, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, from the November 4 contest meant to finalise on a frontrunner for the party.

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Mr. Kyerematen placed third in the recent super delegate’s conference of the NPP that took place on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

His agent and supporters were allegedly attacked and intimidated during the election processes and this apparently has compelled the former Trade and Industry minister to announce his withdrawal from the main elections.

Mr. Kyerematen in his statement raised concerns about the level of intimidation unleashed on a significant number of delegates at various voting centres across the sixteen (16) regions.

He described the activities that characterised NPP’s super delegate’s conference as unfair and unprecedented stressing that the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has failed to condemn it.

The Senior Research Fellow commenting on this attributed Alan’s withdrawal to some key NPP members who declared support for the Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the fact that predictions in his favour by lecturers were overturned in the super delegate’s conference.

He underscored the need for lecturers to be measured in election predictions as false forecasts hampers the work of researchers in the country.

“Those of us who teach at the university and have the opportunity to talk about politics and election matters in the media should be measured in our political utterances.

“We should not push our political agenda into submissions on elections so that we can safeguard the research sector,” he emphasized.

He equally urged the NPP to have by-laws that will bar party executives from publicly declaring support for candidates as Alan’s withdrawal could affect NPP in the general elections.

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By Maxwell Otoo|Onua FM|