The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has very little to do in terms of marketing Nana Akufo-Addo to Ghanaians should delegates elect the former Foreign Affairs Minister as the party’s flagbearer for the 2016 elections.
According to Iddrisu Musah Superior – an aide to the NPP General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong who is a perceived Alan Kyerematen aficionado – the two-time presidential candidate has gone through the mill and stands a better chance to win the next general elections.
Superior described Ghana’s former Justice Minister as “irresistible in the NPP” and thus a few resources will be required to package him at the national level since his free education campaign still holds water.
“Nana Addo is popular and is cheaper to use him [than Alan],” Superior told Citi FM’s Richard Dela Sky on the Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News Tuesday. “He is going to carry a collective and united party. He will be carrying a solid NPP into the next elections.”
He added: “Nana Addo is a man the NPP can’t forsake. Ghanaians need a man who can deliver justice… I believe in Nana Addo and believe he is the right person to lead the party. His advantages outweigh the others.”
The veteran politician is contesting the ex-Trades Minister and one other for the standard-bearer slot of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition in a bid to unseat sitting President John Dramani Mahama.
The NPP will be going to congress on October 18 to elect their flagbearer.