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Elections are not won on social media; Bawumia will win – Ursula Owusu

The Minister of Communications and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has disclosed that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not perturbed by online polls ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

She said the various polls online which have Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia trailing John Drama Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as gimmicks.

According to her, most of the sentiments about the NPP losing the elections are on social media, but the elections would not be conducted there.

She said that if elections are conducted on social media, then Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party of Nigeria, would be president of the country by now because he was getting all the buzz there before the recent Nigerian elections.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, added that it is at the polling stations that the elections would be won.

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“The job is on the ground… when people are making noise, I ask who has seen a ballot box on social media before? Have you ever seen voting taking place on Facebook or Instagram?

“We vote at the polling station; so, if you have something to show do it there, it is not about the noise. If it is about noise on social media, then Peter Obi would be the president of Nigeria by now. So, let's be patient because the work is on the ground,” she said in Twi in an interview on Adom FM.

The Ablekuma West legislator also contended that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government has performed creditably well in almost every sector of the economy, adding that he would go down in history as one of the best presidents Ghana has ever had.

She said that former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the late first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, were described as the worst presidents during their times but today people are saying something different about them.

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