“Skirt and Blouse” has become a popular term in Ghanaian politics over the past elections where a voter votes for a Presidential candidate from one party and a Parliamentary Candidate from a different political party.
2012 is not an exemption of a perfect “Skirt and Blouse” voted election.
In the Tano South Constituency, Hanna Louisa Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing won the parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 19236 votes but the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the presidential with 19234 votes as against 17677 votes for the NDC. For the Tema East Constituency, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover grabbed the seat for the NPP with 30,075 votes while the NDC won the presidential with 32,162.
The Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) Constituency saw the NDC winning the presidential with 31,777 votes while the NPP’s Stephen Nana Ato Arthur won the parliamentary seat with 22,151 votes.
In 1996, only 11 constituencies in five regions voted skirt and blouse. (Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Greater Accra, Northern and Western regions).
In 2000, 17 constituencies did vote “Skirt and Blouse” In 2004, 22 constituencies went skirt and blouse While in 2008, 19 constituencies thumbed skirt and blouse.
What Happens this year 2020 Election? Will the election go Skirt and Blouse? Whom will it favor?
Meanwhile, A political analyst and security expect Rev Thomas Kusi Appiah added to the prediction voices of whether or not the Dec. 7th, 2020 election will go “Skirt and Blouse”.
In an interview with Anfred, Rev Thomas Kusi Appiah hinted that this year’s election is expected to go “Skirt and Blouse” and is likely to affect the ruling Government, NPP.
He Iterated that, majority of its incumbent MPs opted as Independent candidates which will bring a divided vote from the electorate. He concluded that, although this year’s election is expected to go “Skirt and Blouse” it is not worthy for the nation’s development. Rev said, “Skirt and Blouse” retards development in the constituency which affects constituents of a nation.
On the contrary, some electorate have expressed their notions on the effect of “Skirt and Blouse” voting on nations development. Talking to Adoanews reporter Mary Ann, a concerned citizen indicated that, it became essential at a point to keep both presidential and parliamentary candidates in check. On other views, another electorate hinted that “skirt and blouse” voting serves as a hindrance to a nation’s development.
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