Renown Ghanaian journalist, Ben Ephson has deduced that the only way to come to an agreement on who will succeed Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2024 is for the incumbent President to leave office in 2023 as opposed to 2024 on the grounds of health-related issues.’
Speaking on Angel FM in Accra, he opined that the Ashantis will not vote if Bawumia is to win the primaries. Likewise, if Alan Kyeremanten wins, the people of the North will not vote.
“There is the only possibility for consensus-building on a decision on who replaces Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The President has to step down on health reasons for Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to be sworn in as a President. Then Bawumia will pick Alan Kyeremanten as his Vice. I think Alan Kyeremanten will then support Bawumia during the party’s primaries,” he said.
“Ashantis will not vote if Bawumia wins the primaries. Also, if Kyeremanten wins, the people of the North will also not vote. They will trigger the perception that NPP uses the North and dump them as they did to Alhaji Aliu Mahama,” he added.