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Mussa Dankwa reveals Ghanaian voters’ loss of trust in Vice President’s ability to revive econom

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Recent polls suggest that Ghanaian voters have lost confidence in Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s ability to revive Ghana’s struggling economy and create jobs to tackle the country’s unemployment crisis. According to Mussa Dankwa, Executive Director of Global InfoAnalytics, the Vice President is trailing behind his main competitor, Alan Kyerematen, on issues related to the economy and job creation.

Dankwa stated that although Bawumia is slightly ahead of Kyerematen on issues pertaining to education, the Vice President’s poor performance in managing the economy has eroded his gains. He added that a year ago, Bawumia was perceived as the frontrunner, but events in the country have impacted his standing. However, Bawumia’s lead over Kyerematen is not significant enough to deliver a decisive victory.

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Elikem Eric Kotoko, the Second Deputy National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, joined the Big Issue show and expressed disappointment in Bawumia’s performance. He stated that the Vice President is a threat to himself and does not deserve to be elected as the flagbearer of the NPP.

Kotoko criticized Bawumia’s performance in office, stating that he has become a contradiction to himself, and his words cannot be trusted. He went on to say that people believed Bawumia was an economic whizzkid who would deliver Ghana from its economic woes, but he has instead led the country into a mess.

Despite the negative polls, Bawumia confirmed his intention to contest the flagbearer slot of the NPP during a private meeting with some NPP MPs in Accra on Thursday. The NPP has set November 4, 2023, for its presidential primaries to select a flagbearer for the general elections in 2024.

Several candidates have already declared their intention to contest in the party’s flagbearer race, including Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Kennedy Agyapong, Francis Addai Nimo, Joe Ghartey, Kwabena Agyapong, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, and Boakye Agyarko. If more than five candidates file to run in the primaries, the party will call a Special Congress on August 26.

For the most part, the polls reflect the growing dissatisfaction among Ghanaian voters regarding Bawumia’s ability to address the country’s economic and employment challenges. The upcoming NPP primaries will be critical in determining who will lead the party in the general elections in 2024.

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