The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsuta Kwamang Beposo, Kwame Asafu Adjei, has said that Vice President Bawumia is not a match against ex-President Mahama should the two becomes the candidates for NPP and NDC respectively going into 2024 election.
The former New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP indicated that Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will lose hands against John Dramani Mahama because of Mahama’s popularity, charism in all part of the 16 regions especially in the northern parts of the county.
“If the vice president becomes the flagbearer of the NPP he will never win the presidential elections. There is no way the vice president is going to beat Mahama. The records are there, go to the hometown of the vice president, Walewale, a survey showed that the NDC will beat the NPP there. So, how can he win if he cannot win in his own hometown?”
“If you look at the region Bawumia is from, Mahama is also from there. Mahama’s strongholds are the Northern Region and the Zongo areas even though he is not a Muslim. Traditionally if you look at the voting patterns Northerners vote for NDC between 70 and 80 percent, even in some areas it is 95 percent,” he said in the Twi local dialect.
The former MP appealed to the NPP to opt for Alan Kyeremanten as the flagbearer of the party because Alan has the huge chance of beating Mahama.
“For us (the NPP) our stronghold is the Akan areas and anytime an Akan stands for the elections they vote massively for that person. So, the NPP folks must be truthful, it is now the turn of Alan Kyeremanten, the person Ghanaians know is Alan Kyeremanten, and the person the NPP knows is Alan Kyeremanten, the person we know from the past is Alan Kyeremanten,” he noted.
Asafu Adjei’s made such statement after Nana Akomea, the Managing Director of STC and former Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), indicated that a Bawumia-Alan ticket is the best combination for the NPP to go into the next Polls without stating who should lead the party and the one to be the running mate.
By Lawrence Odoom
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