Editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper, Benjamin Ephson says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should not consider choosing either Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten or Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia as candidates for the 2024 flagbearership.
According to him, the ethnic background of the two candidates will complicate matters for the party in the face of ongoing debates ahead of the next general election.
“I suspect it is early days yet but given the tempo and the way it is going in the end they may have to perhaps find a compromised candidate outside the two because it will be dirty,“ he said on Joy Prime’s Beyond the Headlines.
His comments come on the back of an interview where Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu stated that another Akan flagbearer may not augur well for the governing party in the next elections.
“I think it is not good for a party which has been accused by some as being overly Akanistic in nature. But not everybody would agree with me and that is the beauty of democracy.”
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