The New Patriotic Party, the ruling party, has granted its flagbearer for the 2024 elections, Mahamudu Bawumia, an extension to select his running mate before the crucial elections on December 6, 2023.
Bawumia formally requested additional time from the NPP National Council to carefully consider his choice for a partner in the upcoming elections.
However, there are some supporters of Kennedy Agyapong, a prominent figure within the NPP, who believe that Bawumia would be better off not selecting anyone, as they predict that he will lead the NPP into opposition.
These pro-Ken Agyapong supporters are mainly concentrated in the Ashanti Region, which is considered a stronghold for the NPP.
Some phone repairers in an conversation with Kwasi Parker-Wilson, host of Oyerepa Breakfast Time, said even if Bawumia picks his boss, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as his running mate, the NPP will lose the election.
“Don’t pick anyone because you are not winning, so what are you picking a running mate for? Only one person can ‘break the 8’ (retain power for the NPP) and that is Kennedy Agyapong, so Bawumia; don’t stress yourself to pick a running mate.
“We are pleading with you (don’t choose a running mate), because whoever you elect will lead to a loss even if you elect Akufo-Addo as your running mate,” one of the traders stated as his colleagues voiced support.