A founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Tuesday
asked the flag-bearer of the party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to be
very cautious in choosing a running mate for the forthcoming general
Daniel Bugri Naabu, who was interacting with journalists in Accra, said
the selection of a running mate should be broad-based, stressing that
the hands of Nana Akufo-Addo should not be tied to nominees from the
Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions alone.
are a lot of conflicts in the North, which are tied to ethnic
considerations, so if Nana Akufo-Addo is not careful, he could
undermine the electoral fortunes of the NPP by nominating the wrong
“To me the only option left for the flagbearer is
to select a running mate from any of the minority ethnic groups in the
area or go beyond the North to get a credible person for the party.
Bugri Naabu observed that the December elections are crucial election,
hence the need for the party hierarchy to sit up and not to allow any
parochial interests or pressure from any person or group of persons to
colour the choice of a running mate.