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NPP Holds Slim 1.1% Lead Over NDC in Assin North By-Election, Reveals Poll

The Assin North by-election scheduled for June 27 is shaping up to be a closely contested race between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to a recent poll conducted by Global InfoAnalytics, an opinion research company. The final results of the poll, published on June 25, indicate that the NPP is slightly ahead of the NDC, with 1.1% more of the sampled respondents supporting them. However, there is still a significant portion of undecided voters, accounting for 6.9% of the respondents.

Charles Owusu of the NPP and the NDC’s James Gyakye Quayson

The by-election was triggered by the removal of James Gyakye Quayson of the NDC as the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency due to a Supreme Court ruling on his dual citizenship case. Despite facing criminal charges from his 2020 candidature, Quayson has been retained as the NDC candidate. According to the poll, Quayson currently holds 45.6% support, while Charles Opoku from the NPP is slightly ahead with 46.7%.

Interestingly, the analysis reveals that Opoku’s once strong lead has dwindled, dropping from 57% on June 6 to his present rating. On the other hand, Quayson has experienced an increase in support, rising from 38% to 45.6% during the same period.

The by-election has witnessed significant political activity in recent weeks, with campaigns coming to a close on June 25 in anticipation of the upcoming vote.

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