NEWS Politics


The Dispatch Newspaper’s Managing Editor, Ben Ephson, has stated that the flagbearership race is not between Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Alan Kyerematen, as widely reported, but rather between Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Kennedy Agyapong.

The pollster suggests that Dr. Bawumia’s impact in the NPP since he fully joined politics puts him ahead of the Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten.
He asserts that the argument is supported by the observation that Alan Kyerematen has not made any significant contributions to the party’s advancement since 2007 unlike Dr. Bawumia.
Based on the data he has gathered, Alan Kyeremanten is most likely the third force in the race.

He continued, “I am not a delegate but from the work we have done, I think Alan could place third. If Alan places third, I will not be surprised at all. I am talking about figures that I have collected before the election and it is about 55% turn over at the polling station constituency level and the polling station is the biggest. In terms of over 200,000 delegates who will vote.”

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who can boast of his heavy impacts in the party such as the digital agenda is like to battle it out with the Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, Kennedy Agyapong, Joe Ghatey amongst others.
The ruling NPP is however yet to open nominations for the flagbearership race scheduled for next year.