A recent Afrobarometer report by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has revealed that 4 in 10 Ghanaians, representing 42 percent would not vote if presidential and parliamentary elections were to be held today.
According to the study, 42 percent is the highest that has been recorded in the Afrobarometer surveys since 2008.
Apart from the 42 percent who said they will not vote, eleven percent did not know whether or not they would vote.
Also, 12 percent refused to answer the question of whether or not they would vote.
Compared to 2017, the proportion of respondents who said they would vote for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dwindled by 15 percentage points – from 49 percent to 34 percent – while the share who said they would vote for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has remained unchanged (22 percent).
Among declared voters, the NPP and the NDC both held leads in eight of the 16 regions with the NDC generally more popular in the six newly-created regions.