In the wake of a Global Info Analytics survey that suggested Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia leads the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential race with 43.5% of delegates’ votes, his campaign team has rejected the outcome. The survey indicated the potential for a runoff, as no candidate, including front-runner Dr. Bawumia, garnered the required 50 percent of votes for an outright win.
The survey also highlighted significant support for Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, who secured 23.5% of the delegates’ backing. With these results, the NPP’s presidential race is predicted to be more closely contested than initially anticipated, with 18.3% of delegates remaining undecided.
Bawumia’s Campaign Team’s Response
Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story, Sammy Awuku, the spokesperson for Dr. Bawumia’s campaign team, expressed their disbelief in the survey’s outcome. He emphasized that they do not think Dr. Bawumia’s popularity is diminishing. Awuku pointed to the withdrawal of former presidential aspirant Alan Kyerematen from the race and his team’s declaration of support for Dr. Bawumia, suggesting that this should bolster the Vice President’s support base.
For these reasons, Awuku stated that “any polls that predict that the Vice President will get less than 75% on the 4th of November – trust me is not any credible poll.” He expressed their confidence that their candidate is capable of securing a win with 75% to 80% support.
Awuku stressed that they have conducted a thorough campaign across the country, spreading their message of unity to ensure the NPP retains power in the 2024 elections. He concluded by stating that any polling result showing Dr. Bawumia with less than 75% would not be taken seriously.
Other Campaign Teams’ Optimism
Campaign teams for other NPP presidential aspirants have also expressed optimism. Dr. Prince Amuzu, the spokesperson for former Food and Agric Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto’s team, believes their candidate will bring a significant surprise to the race. According to him, their campaign message resonates with the delegates.
George Obeng Antwi, spokesperson for the Addai-Nimoh campaign team, asserted that Mr. Nimoh will emerge victorious. He dismissed the Global Info Analytics survey outcome, citing that they do not know the survey’s interviewees and emphasized that people are looking for a new face to lead the country.
With the NPP’s presidential race gaining momentum, the November 4th primaries promise an exciting contest, where candidates and their teams are working tirelessly to secure delegates’ votes and make their mark on the party’s future.