A senior lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Dr. Isaac Owusu-Mensah claims receiving death threats allegedly from supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to the academician, his life is being threatened due to the projections of a survey he led a team of researchers to conduct on the upcoming December 7 elections. In the survey released last week, the Dr. Owusu-Mensah-led team called the 2016 elections for the opposition party with a record of 49.9%of the popular votes.
The team said the ruling NDC would also record 39.9% of the votes based on a 3-month research which focused on twenty-four (24) swing constituencies in seven out of the ten regions with the Eastern, Ashanti and the Volta Regions were the regions left out.
“I’ve been receiving threats and those who have been giving me that information are on the NDC platforms,” he said on GHOne TV’s State Of Affairs.
He went on: “And it is important to also mention that once these communications are going on the NDC platforms, it is important for them to also know that we all grew up here in Ghana and we have friends, relatives and classmates who are also on the NDC platforms who have been telling me what has been going on.”
“They should be aware that I’m aware about what they are planning about me because people love me. I have not done anything wrong; I’ve not committed any crime [and] I know what it means to have activities that is connected to treason.”
“I’m just a political scientist; I went to the field, collected data and I’ve put the data in public domain for public discussion. That’s all I have done; I’ve not done anything wrong,” Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah stated in the interview with Nana Aba Anamoah.
Also in the survey, the team of political scientists projected that the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) would record 5% while the Convention People’s Party (CPP) will gather 1.7%. The National Democratic Party (NDP) would receive 1.7% and Dr Edward Mahama of the PNC would record 0.2% respectively.
The research has a margin of error of between 2 to 3%.