New Survey Linked To Danquah Institute Tips NAPO To Be Bawumia’s Running Mate

A latest nationwide survey by Research Trust Limited, a research entity linked to the pro-NPP think tank, Danquah Institute (DI) reveals that 70% of the respondents preferred Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the ideal running mate to partner with the flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to break the 8.

The survey sampled views from NPP executives across polling stations, constituency, regional and national levels in the 16 regions.

A key part of the study, which sought the regional preference of NPP executives for a potential running mate, revealed that more than nine in 10 executives (92%) preferred the running mate to come from the Ashanti Region.

When asked who in the Ashanti Region can best support the flagbearer as a running mate, Napo came top with 70% of the responses.

The full results were as follows:

1. Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, 70%
2. Frema Osei Opare, 10%
3. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, 9%
4. Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu, 7.4%
5. D Bryan Acheampong, 1.2%
6. Naa Toshie Addo, 1%
7. Joseph Osei Owusu, 0.6%
8. Asamoah Boateng, 0.4%
9. Prof. Mrs. Rita. Akosua Dickson, 0.4%


Reasons for the choice of a candidate included:

1. Resourcefulness 
2. Ability to face the NDC boot-for-boot
3. Understanding grassroot politics
4. Good leadership skills
5. Generosity and kindness 
6. Known party faithful
7. Popularity and marketability.

For all the indicators Napo scored high marks.

For instance, the popularity and marketability of the candidate, he scored  (81%), someone who could face the NDC boot for boot, (78%), someone who understands grassroots politics (78%), and a known party faithful (71%).


A report of the survey said data was collected over a three-week period (May 6- May 26, 2024), when the flagbearer was touring the country.

“A total of 140 constituencies out of the 275 were sampled for the study, representing about 52% of all constituencies in Ghana. 

The number of sampled constituencies within a region was proportional to the total number of constituencies in that region, though some consideration was made for regions where the  NPP had more votes in the 2016 and 2020 general elections.

“That is, more constituencies were sampled in the Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra and Western relative to regions such as the North East and Ahafo regions for example."

"In each sampled constituency, the survey aimed at interviewing four constituency executives, giving a total of 560 constituency-level data. In addition, four random polling stations within the constituency were sampled. In each sampled polling station, a total of three NPP polling station executives were randomly selected and interviewed.”

  • “This gave a total of 720 polling station-level interviews. An additional 4 first-time voters (2 male and 2 female where possible) in each selected polling station were sampled to respond to the questions. That is, data from 960 first-time voters were collected as part of this survey. The total sample for our analysis was 2,  240 respondents.”