According to the spokesperson for the Vice President’s campaign, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s chances of succeeding Alan Kyerematen in leaving the NPP won’t be impacted if he wins the party’s leadership primary.
The secession, according to Nana Komea, would not have an effect on the party, and any allegations to the contrary are only speculative.
He said that this is the case since they failed to see voter influencing during the Super Delegates Conference.
In an interview with Joy FM’s Top Story on Monday, Nana Akomea stated that for their candidate to succeed in the forthcoming presidential election on November 4 it is important to sell their campaign message to the delegates and Ghanaian electorates.
“Looking at what is happening in the past within the NPP with one or two personalities breaking away, what is happening in other parties where key personalities broke away, we don’t think that this is going to have any significant impact on the electoral fortunes of Dr. Bawumia,” he told Evans Mensah.
This comes after Mr. Kyerematen said on Monday afternoon that he will leave the NPP with immediate effect. He disclosed his intentions to run as an independent for president in the 2024 election.
He explained, “My decision to contest as an Independent Candidate will not destroy the Party, but instead provide the Party an opportunity to participate in a Government of National Unity in the future, and avoid the risk of going into opposition with no dividends, in what arguably will be a difficult general election in 2024.”
He responded to the resignation by saying Mr. Kyerematen’s choice was regretful.
This, he claimed, is because he has been a proactive party member ever since he joined.
But he said that because it has been going for a while, breaking away is nothing new.
“If we go back into history, we have had similar incidents across parties, across political parties. In the lead-up to the 2000 election with candidate Kufuor, there was a breakaway from the party by some leading personalities at that time and they formed a party called UGM.”
“And if you also remember even the campaign manager of President Kufuor also broke away from the party and then joined the NDC but the NPP under Kufuor at that time still won the 2000 election,” he explained.