For the Bunkpurugu Constituency seat, many political analysts (including Mr. Martin Laari) have predicted a massive win for Abed Bandim at 57% and at 60% in this year’s parliamentary elections, however, I think that’s even a bit more conservative projection by these political analysts and watchers, giving the realities on ground.
It’s important to state that in 2016, the Independent candidate who garnered a whopping 656 votes was the NDC Member of Parliament for then Bunkpurugu Yunyoo Constituency from 2001-2004. In 2012, the current MP and RM won because, in that election, the Independent candidate then was also an NDC MP from 1993-2000 and as an Independent MP from 2005-2008.
Today, all past and present parliamentary aspirants and PCs, former MPs, and DCEs have hit the grounds in the Bunkpurugu constituency and are vigorously campaigning for the recapture of the seat which flipped to Hon. SB in 2012 and in 2016 respectively, thereby mending any difference which worked against past NDC PCs. Whereas, in 2016, Hon. SB had assured his party’s senior members (who then had laced their boots to succeed him in 2020) that he was going for two terms, the minister, however, pulled an unfortunate surprise at them with a third term bid.
You will recall that the MP used his influence as regional minister to practically muscle his way through their recent parliamentary primaries in which he was contended by three (3) young and able senior party members who are yet to recover from this disappointment that the MP has not been truthful, albeit the MP went unopposed in 2016. So one can tell without doubt that a significant number of their followers will express their frustration using the ballot. That is another important in-house element that is going against Hon. Boar. Quite interestingly, the vote margin between the current MP and the NDC PC in 2016 witnessed a drastic decline to 284 votes from his performance in the 2012 polls. Whereas the independent candidate who was a former NDC MP from 2001- 2004 secured about 656 votes in 2016, the Hon. Boar was able to narrowly secure his second term bid with just 284 votes difference as has been captured by the GhanaReport.Com’s latest special report on 10 MPs who won their 2016 parliamentary seats by less than 500 votes:
Therefore against this background; coupled with the abysmal performance (from 2013-2020) of the Hon. MP and RM for North-East and the constituents receptiveness of the captivating campaign message of Abed Bandim: https://www.facebook.com/abednego.bandim, it’s safe to predict a landslip victory for Abed on Dec. 7, 2020. All the variables are right in place. Congrats in advance to Abed. Ladies and gentlemen, please join the winning team. It’s not too late to be part of this history-making in some 25days from now. It’s possible together