An NDC lawyer Abraham Amaliba has questioned the political priorities of the NPP in choosing Nana Akufo Addo as the favorite of five presidential aspirants who have made it to the final round of elections to elect the party’s 2016 flagbearer.
Amaliba claims that despite Nan Addo’s massive popularity within the NPP, his inability to attract floating voters only makes him a great hunter who is armed with only a catapult.
“Are you only looking for a candidate just to satisfy your parochial interest as NPP or you want a candidate who is winnable? And these are some of the arguments put forward by Alan”
The NDC lawyer reechoed argument made by Nana Akufo Addo’s main opponent Alan Kyerematen. Alan has been appealing to the NPP to vote for him because he is more marketable to Ghanaians.
Alan Kyerematen polled 59 votes out of 740 valid votes cast last Sunday. Nana Akufo-Addo polled more than 80% to become the delegate’s conference favourite in the ultimate contest slated for October 18, 2014.
According to Nana Addo’s aide Mustapha Hamid, the massive win shows a deafening noise for the two-time presidential candidate to lead the party for a record third time.
But the NDC lawyer believes that the priority of the NPP may be misplaced.
“The end result is not to just vote for Nana Addo to win, the end result is for Nana Akufo Addo to become President”, he argued on Joy FM’s news analysis programme, Newsfile last Saturday.
Casting the general electorate as a ‘lion’, he suggested that armed with only a catapult, Nana Addo cannot slay the beast, regardless of his hunting prowess.
“The larger picture is the Ghanaian people…If you give a great hunter a catapult to go and fight with a lion, what are you doing? You NPP produced a great hunter like Akufo with a catapult. How is he going to fight?
Amaliba believes the results of the Super delegates Conference held by the opposition party, does not take a look at the bigger picture.
Countering Amaliba’s argument, the Managing editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Abdul Malik Kweku Baako said Alan must first win the party’s flagbearer race in order to thinking about attracting floating voters.
Otherwise, Alan could go independent to allow the floating voters he claims will vote for him to do so, he said. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com|Edwin.Appiah|[email protected]
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