Pollster Ben Ephson has fumed at Ghanaians casting doubt over his credibility following some failed predictions at the last Saturday NDC parliamentary primaries.
The Daily Dispatch newspaper managing editor had predicted that actor John Dumelo will struggle to win the Ayawaso West Wuogon primaries, instead, Dumelo won by a landslide. He also observed Sam George was likely to loose the Ningo Prampram ticket, but he won, albeit with a slim margin.
However, some of the predictions by Mr. Ephson were accurate. He said former Gender minister Nana Oye Lithur was going to loose the Adenta primaries, and she lost. He also projected accurately, victory for former communications minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu and North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
These, nonetheless, some Ghanaians have continued to express concerns over his work accusing him of doing guess work.
Speaking to Ghone television Monday, the veteran journalist said: “People say John Dumelo will lose and he has won so my credibility is as at stake. I am not God…I am a servant of God that is what people forget. I do research. If they say people say it is obvious then they are naive. I could have listed hundred constituencies which were obvious”.
The opposition party held the primaries in 139 constituencies for the 2020 elections. The party has deferred election in some of the constituencies over outstanding issues.