Nana Akomea has responded to claims by the Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi, that the result that the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, got in their just-ended election is embarrassing.
According to an article authored by Sammy Gyamfi, “it is a big shame that, despite the unprecedented vote-buying and personal phone calls to delegates, a significant number of the NPP delegates totaling 74, 236 and constituting a whopping 39% voted against his candidature in the just-ended NPP primary. He was totally rejected in two regions (Central and Volta regions) and over 50 Constituencies of his own party”.
He continued; “This makes him the first NPP flag-bearer to be elected by less than 62% of valid votes cast since the NPP expanded their electoral college in 2010. This is an embarrassing vote of no confidence in his leadership by almost 40% of delegates in his own party.”
In a quick riposte to the NDC Communications Officer, Nana Akomea wondered why they are now interested in Dr. Bawumia’s results when they didn’t believe the New Patriotic Party would choose him.
The STC boss alluded to some statements by the NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, and members of the opposition party that the NPP would reject Bawumia when he stands for their flagbearer position, painting an image that the party will never give opportunity for a Northerner to lead them.
To Nana Akomea, Sammy Gyamfi’s claims are irrelevant as the NPP has proven the opposition wrong by electing Bawumia to lead them into the 2024 elections.
“They said the NPP won’t allow Bawumia to be their flagbearer, so what again? NDC said it will never occur that the NPP will elect Bawumia as their presidential candidate and that the NPP is just using him, afterwards, we will dump him. Again, if the NPP wants votes in Northern, we should choose Bawumia as our presidential candidate but we will never select him, is this not what the NDC told us? They said this in 2012 and 2015 but today, they are saying 61 percent is small?”, he raised these points while speaking on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” show Tuesday morning.
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