The former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Akoto, has expressed optimism he would emerge as the presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He has therefore shot down polls that suggest he was not part of the favourites in the primaries or those tipped to win.
He made the remarks while receiving the nomination forms at his campaign headquarters, which were picked up on his behalf by members of his campaign team.
Dr. Afriyie Akoto emphasised that the polls are sponsored by his opponents and questioned their credibility.
“The thing is that I have never sponsored any poll, find out who is sponsoring those polls, If I sponsor a poll they will say that I am vexed, but I won’t because it is self-defeating, it doesn’t serve any purpose so all the polls can say anything that they want.
“We know what we are doing on the ground. All the polls can say what they want, but we are talking about the 900 people who will be voting in the super delegates [conference] and the 200,000 delegates who will vote in November. We should be questioning the basis of these polls.”