Last Minute Preview: NPP Likely To Lose These Parliamentary Seats To Opponents
The much-awaited 2020 general election is fast approaching and eligible Ghanaian voters in less than 48 hours will be at their various polling staions to cast their votes in electing their representatives in the administration of Ghana.
A look at the Ghanaian Parliament house reviews that , the rulling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), holds the majority seats in the Ghanaian Parliament with 169 out of the total 275, leaving the major opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), with 106 seats.
Still in the parliament house, a lot of arithmetical calculations and researches have been conducted on who to retain his or her seat in Parliament or lose it. This was done based on the fan base quantum, track records and acceptable campaign messages on the part of the parliamentary candidates.
The NDC seems to be likely to claim the parliamentary seat from the NPP in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra region.The seat is keenly contested by the incumbent parliamentarian Lydia Seyram Alhassan, who many people believe won the seat by sympathy votes through by-election after the demise of her husband in January 2019 on the tickets of the NPP, and John Dumelo, the parliamentary aspirant for the major opposition party NDC.
The story is not different in theFomena Constituency which has been dominated by the NPP since its creation in 1992. The seat was declared vacant by the Speaker of Parliament after the incumbent parliamentarian, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, parted ways with the NPP following his loss in the primaries to Philip Ofori Asante and became an independent candidate.
Based on the track record of the Independent candidate Andrew Amoako Asiamah and his fanbase quantum, he mathematically and practically stands a bit ahead of the npp parliamentary candidate in vying for the parliamentary seat.