The Ghana Union Movement (GUM) is of one the greenest political parties in this year’s election.
Having been founded and surrounded by pastors with few experienced politicians,
Many might have thought they have the least chance of winning the election.
According to a survey conducted by the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana, Legon, the Christian Kwabena Andrews led GUM is the people’s third choice going into this year’s election.
The party will be third after the NPP and the NDC in that other.
The researchers account this potential electoral success to the party’s consistency in propagating Nkrumah’s ideologies and associating themselves with Nkrumah’s achievements as president.
These messages are selling well and as a result have Ngleshie Amanfrom and Osu as strongholds.
The research also indicates a fast growing acceptance and popularity in the rural areas.
The research involved 100 constituencies carefully selected across all 16 regions with 11,949 respondents out of a targeted 12,000 in a random sampling manner.
When it happens that the electorates buy into GUM’s policies the Nkrumahist parties like the CPP, PPP and PNC will struggle more as their votes get more splited among them.