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Despite being lauded for the introduction of the Free Senior High School policy amid the implementation lapses, the Akufo-Addo administration has been criticised for not managing the economy well.

Founder of the National Interest Movement (NIM), Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, who believes President Akufo-Addo has performed below expectation says, what Ghanaians envisaged from this administration is less than what they are being served.

“I’m not someone who lambasts people just for the sake of it. I think they have done some things which are good, I like the Free SHS even though the implementation of it has challenges, the concept of it was good.

“The economic conditions speak for themselves, and Ghanaians had very high hopes, but I think we can all say with a degree of honesty that this is not where we expected to be. This is not our sitting place, we could be higher,” he told Keminni Amanor, host of Hot Issues on TV3 Sunday, April 14, 2024.

Dr. Abu Sakara also added that the report of the Global InfoAnalytics survey conducted recently is an indication that Ghanaians are drifting away from the traditional parties having deceived the citizenry for the 32 years they have both been in governance.

He is confident if another poll was conducted in the future to reflect the alliance between himself and leader of the Movement for Change (M4C), Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, for the ‘Alliance for Revolutionary Change’ (ARC), his unprecedented 7.5% votes will shoot up.

“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. (nobody has had that the past years) 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 and you can see 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.”

The Global InfoAnalytics survey had revealed that “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%.”

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