Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Faustine Akwa
Managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has said Kwbena Agyepong and Paul Afoko risk losing their seats as General Secretary and Chairman if Nana Akufo-Addo is elected flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said actions by some members of the party indicate that both of them – especially the General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong are not needed as leaders of the party and that they risk being relegated to the background during the 2016 elections if Nana Akufo Addo wins the primaries.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s ‘Alhaji Alhaji’ programme he said “the days of Kwabena Agyepong and Paul Afoko are numbered if Nana Addo wins the primaries. They should think deeply about their future. There is a deliberate action to sideline them from the 2016 general election because anytime he says something concerning the party, someone from the party will come and say another thing to contradict what he has said”.
He mentioned comments made by former General Secretary of the party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie claiming that the two executives are mismanaging affairs of the party as just an example of how unpopular they both are within the party.
Over 140 delegates of the NPP are voting to elect a flagbearer who will assist the party in winning the 2016 general elections.
The three contending candidates; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Alan Kyerematen Addai Nimoh have all promised to take the party out of opposition and bring it back to power.
But Mr Pratt said all actions from members of the party indicate that Nana Akufo-Addo will be voted flagbearer and that he is totally convinced that it is so.
“I have no doubt that Nana Addo will be elected as flagbearer of the party”.
He said Nana Akufo-Addo should not be flattered when he wins the race because becoming flagbearer does not “secure him a place at the Flagstaff House”.
His greatest task after winning will be how to overcome the internal problems of the party and that can only be done with a united party.
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