GHANA:Konadu Leads Peace FM Poll

Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings

Former First Lady and Vice Chairperson of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings leads her nearest rival President John Atta-Mills in the NDC 2012 flagbearership race by 10 percentage points, according to an online poll conducted by Peace FM.

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But with 39.66%, Nana Konadu may still fall short of the desirable ‚one touch‘, which will require 50%+ of the NDC’s party delegates‘ votes at this year’s national congress.

The online poll also appears to confirm the long-held view of pundits that the contest is at most a three-man race, with Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah scoring a decent 12.11%.

According to poll 2,607 respondents, representing 39.66 percent would cast their ballot for the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, while 1,941 representing 29.53% would vote for her rival, President John Evans Atta Mills.

Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, a National NDC Vice Chairman who in recent times has been very critical of the performance of the Mills-Mahama led NDC administration, obtained 791 votes.

Sitting Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, obtained 583 votes, representing 8.87% of votes cast so far.

The Peace FM website posed the question: “Which Of These Personalities Would You Prefer Leads the NDC In 2012?”

It is however unclear whether any or some of the respondents are the delegates who have the franchise to vote in such an internal party election.

The online Survey has currently registered 6,573 respondents. It began on the 2nd of January 2011 and is still on going

Below is the table of the Peace FM poll as at press time yesterday.

“Which Of These Personalities Would You Prefer Leads The NDC In 2012?”

From 02-Jan-2011 to 29-Jan-2011 Total Votes: 6573

Candidate (Votes) Percentage

Mrs. Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (2607 votes) 39.66%

Prof John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (1941 votes) 29.53%

Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah (791 votes) 12.03%

John Dramani Mahama (583 votes) 8.87%

The latest opinion poll on who wins the presidential nomination for the ruling National Democratic Congress has Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings maintaining a comfortable lead, ahead of the other 3 possible aspirants.

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