There is a looming “tsunami” in the leadership race of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Ohene Ntow, spokesperson of aspirant Alan Kyeremanten has said.
Ntow said Wednesday that impending change in leadership will occur despite widely reported declarations of support for the party’s 2012 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, by some Delegates in certain Regions of Ghana.
Seven aspirants are vying for the flagbearership slot. Apart from Akufo-Addo and Alan Kyeremanten, the other contestants include former Attorney General Joe Ghartey, former Information Minister Stephen Asamoah Boateng, former Trade Minister Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, and MPs Francis Addai Nimoh and Kofi Osei Ameyaw.
Per the party’s Constitution, an Electoral College of about 800 people will whittle down the number to five in a Super Delegates’ Conference scheduled for Sunday August 31, 2014.
Subsequently, an Electoral College of 141,000 people will elect one of the remaining five on August 18, 2014.
Despite the declaration of support for Akufo-Addo – who is seeking to lead the party into national elections for the third consecutive time – by some Regional Delegates and their counterparts in the diaspora ahead of Sunday’s polls, Alan Kyeremanten’s camp is confident of making a good showing.
Ohene Ntow told private FM station, Asempa, Wednesday that Alan Kyeremanten will cause a major upset in the party after the two primaries.