It will be challenging for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to promote Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as a presidential candidate, according to political expert Alex Emmanuel Nti.
He declared that it was certain that he would win the party’s presidential contest.
The challenge for the party will be to present him as a strong candidate to succeed President Akufo-Addo as the next president.
“Dr. Bawumia is still the establishment candidate and has the backing of the president, the majority of his appointees, and the party leadership,” the analyst said on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
He claimed that Assin, the Central MP and prospective presidential contender, was the only aspirant who campaigned on clear-cut campaign messages that were well received by Ghanaians.
He said, “If you are looking for a candidate who has really campaigned and convinced Ghaianans, it is Kennedy Agyapong, but the election will not go in his favour”.
“If you are looking for a candidate whose chances are high, it is Bawumia. But the one Ghanaians are talking about and would want as their president is Kennedy Agyapong.
Bawumia will carry the day tomorrow. But the margin would not be that huge,” he declared.
He said, unlike the situation where the power supported John Boadu but lost, the power behind Bawumia will carry the day.
He was of the view that Ghanaians would have preferred Kennedy because Ghanaians preferred his message and would forgive him for some of his utterances.
“But as I have already said, Dr. Bawumia will win the contest, and if he wins, the party will have a lot of work to do in selling him to Ghanaians as the presidential candidate.
By: Rashid Obodai provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana