Some Ghanaians to vote based on social issues – Survey

Some Electorates within the Korley Klottey Constituency have decided to exercise their franchise in the December 7, Elections not by political affiliation, but on social issues.

They said their votes would go for candidates based on their manifesto promise on healthcare, water, quality education, good roads, agriculture and security.

These are the factors that will influence the voting pattern in the Constituency, a random survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency at Korley Klottey Constituency in Accra has established.

The survey which focused on students, traders, and commercial and private drivers, unemployed, and pensioners, informal and formal workers was to assess the factors likely to influence voting pattern on December 7.

Most of the respondents stressed on the fact that they would vote for political parties with good policies as well as Parliamentary Candidates who demonstrated ability to better develop their communities. They also said they would not mind voting for different political parties with different parliamentary candidates.

A Trader on the oxford street, expressed concern about the attitude of some politicians who in an Election year undertake a door-to-door campaign for votes with many promises, but after winning power turn to forget the electorates and rather fight for their personal interest.

The survey revealed that decisions hinged on the electorates’ personal professional background, location, and other basic necessities.

According to the survey, drivers voting preference would be influenced by the nature of road, fuel prices, and cost of spare parts in general.

Scores of students and parents are being influenced by the free education promises; whiles traders will be voting for a political party who can provide capital and creation of conducive business environment.

Electorates in the Awutu Senya East Constituency said the development of the Constituency is of paramount, “we will vote based on whose manifesto promises will benefit our communities in particular and the nation as a whole”.

The Constituency which hinged heavily on two main political parties – New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) told the GNA in an interview that they would vote based on the economic development of the country.

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