Ernest Owusu Bempah, Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has admonished the opposition New Patriotic Party to choose carefully in their selection of a flagbearer.
According to him, the flagbearer position is a very critical one and so, the party should ensure that the candidate they decide to elect to lead the party in the 2016 general elections is visionary and astute.
Speaking on Oman FM, Owusu Bempah warned them not to choose a leader whose candidacy may either have dire consequences on the party’s fortunes.
The NPP is gearing up to elect its national executives and flagbearer who will lead the party, come 2016.
So far, several people have nursed interest in contesting the flagbearership but the notable ones are the 2012 Presidential candidate of the party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; former Minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku; and one-time Flagbearer aspirant, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng.
Despite returning from the United Kingdom where he took some rest after the landmark election petition at the Supreme Court to overturn the legitimacy of President John Mahama, Nana Addo has not indicated whether he would contest the Presidential slot for the third time or not.
But reports indicate that he may not bow out but continue to pursue his ambition.
Albeit not stating emphatically that the party should go for Nana Addo, Owusu Bempah however noted that the party’s 2012 flagbearer’s vision of providing free education for the nation cannot be underrated.
He therefore believed Nana Addo would somehow be the best candidate for the party, come 2016, due to the vision he had for the country.