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Basintale: Bawumia’s popularity boost among Youth due to campaign tour promises

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The Deputy Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Malik Basintale, has attributed the growing support among first-time voters for NPP Flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to his recent campaign tours.

A poll by Global InfoAnalytics has shown that Dr Bawumia is gaining considerable support among first-time voters. The polling firm interprets this trend as a shift in voter sentiment, particularly among the younger demographic, as the December elections approach.

In a media interview, the Executive Director of Global InfoAnalytics, Mussa Dankwa, disclosed that their survey, which sampled over 7,000 respondents, found that a significant majority of young people view Dr Bawumia as the most suitable candidate to lead Ghana.

Dankwa noted that Dr Bawumia’s recent nationwide campaign tour has not only revitalised the NPP but also significantly boosted his popularity. He further emphasised that first-time voters will play a decisive role in the upcoming December general elections.

However, Basintale, in an interview on Point Blank on Eyewitness News on Citi FM with Selorm Adonoo on Wednesday, suggested that the growing confidence in Dr Bawumia is merely a result of his recently completed campaign tour.

He indicated that people will soon realise that Dr Bawumia’s promises are empty, especially in light of the current economic challenges across the country.

“First if you see Dr Bawumia’s votes appreciate, one he is the latest candidate to have completed his tour. President Mahama held two tours. He had the listening tour and the building the Ghana tour…Dr Bawumia recently went round, made a lot of jokes, cracked a lot of comedy, and promised people like he’s been doing.

“There are people who will listen to Bawumia and believe in his promises only for them to realise a day or two after he’s left or a day or two after this polls that tomato still sells at three for GH¢10. A gallon of petrol still sells at GH¢100.”

“This research was conducted at the same time Dr Bawumia was finishing, winding up his campaign. So, if you go and talk to people who have immediately listened to Dr Bawumia’s promises they will obviously say the man has come to promise so we believe him.

“It will take a month or two for people to realise that look was it, not this same man who came and told us he would do this for us and promised us jobs…They will now realise that all this man had been saying were just empty promises,” he stated.

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