Abraham Amaliba, the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) director of conflict resolution, claims that the NDC is not frightened of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and would not be concerned if he runs for the leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He claimed that if Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen had been chosen as the NPP’s standard bearer, the NDC would have been terrified.
Speaking in an interview on Citi TV Saturday, Amaliba said: “Dr Bawumia is the least person that the NDC is afraid of. Indeed, we would have been afraid of Alan more than Bawumia… Indeed, for us, if Bawumia emerges the winner, our campaign will be much easier than if it were Alan Kyerematen,” he stated.
In addition, Mr. Amaliba voiced worry over the points made by Alan Kyerematen, which led to his withdrawal from the NPP’s flagbearer contest.
“The withdrawal of Alan and the reasons he gave is a scare on the conscience of our democracy, and I am saying this because Alan is not talking about numbers but the intensity of intimidation and threats. Alan in his withdrawal note said the threats and intimidation he experienced have never happened in their party before” he stated.
On September 5, 2023, Mr. Kyerematen resigned from the NPP’s flagbearership contest, leaving Dr. Bawumia and three other candidates to compete in the party’s presidential primary elections in November 2023.
John Damani Mahama has already been chosen by the opposition NDC as its candidate for the elections in December 2024.