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Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, an NPP Member of Parliament for Sissala East has urged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to accept the report of the survey conducted by Global InfoAnalytics and draw some lessons from it.

According to the MP, although there are certain aspects of the survey he will outrightly reject, there are some lessons the party can learn from.

He says although researchers do not get their surveys right all the time, there is prudence in making comparisons with the party’s own surveys to strike the balance between where they are falling short and not, in order to guide their strategy towards the December 07 polls.

“When polls are conducted, some of the time they get it right, some of the time they get it wrong. But it is for you the one who is affected to reflect on the outcomes of a particular poll and know what to reflect and what to reject. And when I go through some of the works of this particular poll, I readily can reject certain aspects of it and I accept certain aspects of it.

“But I think generally as a party, we need to welcome some of these surveys, compare them to our own surveys and try to draw the middle line because no matter what, there are some lessons you can draw from polls like these. You may disagree with certain parts but there are some lessons worth learning that can help you as an individual or as a party. So, I will strongly suggest to the party that let’s sit on the report, analyse it, look at where we can draw some lessons and where we can outrightly reject some opinions and then, we can move forward,” the man who doubles as the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources said on TV3’s KeyPoints Saturday, April 13, 2024.

His comments stem from an outright rejection of the survey conducted by Global InfoAnalytics with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the NPP flag bearer, trailing the opposition candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

The survey says “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 Accra-based JoyNews, Director of Communications for the NPP, Richard Ahiagbah, indicated that “the value that we place on the outcome of this survey cannot be inclusive to the people of this country because the instrument itself can create problems due to people’s understanding of the questions asked.

“So, therefore the answers they are giving, as to whether or not they are answering the question about the country moving in the right direction (which is relative when you translate into another language) is the issue. For me, the premium we should put on this should not be too high.”

Global InfoAnalytics poll: I reject certain aspects of survey – NPP MP