Pollster Ben Ehpson has revealed that the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) is eager to see Trade and Industry Minister John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten emerge as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).
In his analysis, this is so because beating him at the general elections with a potential torchbearer of the NDC being former John Dramani Mahama is an easy one.
He is, however, doubtful if it would be a run over for the NDC should Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia emerge as the NPP flagbearer.
“It is no secret that the NDC would wish that Alan wins. It would be kind of easier for them than Dr. Bawumia”, he revealed on Accra-based Aempa FM.
The Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper in making permutations of who potential flagbearers and running mates, disclosed that a flagbearer from the Ashanti Region must necessarily pair with a Muslim Northerner and the vice versa.
Mr. Ephson noted that Mahama however was lucky to have had a Christian running mate in the of the late Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur in 2012 and 2016.
Meanwhile, Suspended member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) Allotey Jacobs has advised the party to coil back and reorganize the party for 2024 as they could face the shocks of their lives in 2024 should the New Patriotic Party(NPP) present Vice President Bawumia.
According to him, if the party continues to thread on the tangent they are now, they will receive the shock of their lives if the NPP should field Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Allotey Jacobs who was speaking on Accra-based Happy FM indicate that the task ahead of the NDC in 2024 is herculean should Bawumia be made the flagbearer of the NPP because the Vice President has made inroads in the political space.
“It’s a herculean task and I keep on saying it, you won’t see it now but when you start seeing it, it will be boom. I don’t know the stuff he’s made of but when you look at our political space, he has changed the discourse and you see, the Northern region was for NDC but you see the inroads the NPP is making? So I’m saying that he’s gradually eating into space.”