The NPP Presidential race getting hotter as Hopeson Adorye, a member of the ‘Team Alan’ reportedly said on Saturday, during a “walk for Alan” in Kumasi that Northerners in the party are only fit for running mate positions and not flagbearership.
He indicated that the Presidential slot has been alternating between the Danquah and Busia gates.
“There is one thing I am going to say. The NPP has a tradition. Our tradition is Busia, Danquah and Dombo. Danquah represents Eastern Region and the bottom (south), Danquah represents Ashanti Region and the Bono areas, while Dombo represents Northern Region,” he stated.
The NPP stalwart claims that “whenever a Danquah leads the party, the Busia side steps aside but there is a Dombo (for a running mate), and whenever a Busia leads, the Danquah side steps aside but there is a Dombo (for a running mate). As for the Dombo’s they are always there (for a running mate).”
But responding to this, the former Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen, has rubbished those claims.
He said authoritatively that nobody apart from Vice President will lead the ruling NPP in the coming 2024 general elections.
On the Accra-based Okay FM, monitored by Modernghana News, he described Hopeson Adorye’s claim as “wrong calculations.”
“I can beat my chest and say that as long as I Kofi Boahene is alive, no one can beat Dr Bawumia. With all due respect to every individual. In the Ashanti region, Alan Kyeremanten and other aspirants’ votes in the Ashanti region will not reach that of Dr. Bawumia. I am not bragging but I trust what I am saying.
“Forget about what Hopeson Adorye said. What he said is not true that Northerners are only fit for running mates. His calculations were totally wrong,” he said