The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated that the election of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not surprise him.
He expressed the opinion that Dr Bawumia is not a strong candidate and would not have been elected if faced with formidable contenders from the party’s past.
”Dr. Bawumia would not have been elected if the calibre of candidates seen in the past had competed in the NPP presidential primary. He is not a viable candidate and lacks the qualifications to be elected.”
Asiedu Nketiah claimed that the system was manipulated to favor Bawumia, suggesting that potential challengers were intimidated and harassed, leading to Alan Kyerematen’s resignation from the party.
”When you compare the quality of the candidates who ran to the past, you will notice that the bar has been lowered. So it was not surprising that the Vice President won,” he emphasised.