2024: It’ll be difficult for NDC to win with Bawumia as NPP’s flagbearer – Ben Ephson

Pollster Ben Ephson has disclosed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be better off with Alan Kyeremanteng as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections.

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and John Mahama

He said should the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia be on the ticket of the ruing party, it will be tough for the opposition party.

According to Ephson, a pairing of Dr. Bawumia and a Christian running mate will help the NPP to win power in 2024.

He said on Asempa FM on Tuesday, April 19, "if Dr. Bawumia wins the flagbearership race, his running mate must come from the Ashanti region but if Alan wins, he has to pick a northerner who is a Muslim.”

"Mahama was lucky to pick a Christian as a running mate in is no secret that the NDC would wish that Alan wins, it will be easier for them than Bawumia."


The Economist Intelligence Unit (ElU) has predicted that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the 2024 general elections, but the party needs to revitalise its leadership to increase its prospects.

However, the NPP said the NDC winning the next election will be no news.

The NPP reacting to the EIU report said "The EIU hangs its prediction on the usual assumption. That presidential power has been rotating over eight-year periods in the Fourth Republic is a fact so far."

It said EIU implies that Mahama's record of leadership is so poor that if he becomes the candidate, the NDC predicted win goes up in smoke adding that it is a huge boost to the NPP effort of 'breaking the 8'.


In a statement signed by the Communications Director of the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, said: "If NDC wins, it will not be news. But if the NPP wins, it would be a remarkable achievement that would demonstrate the coming of age of electoral politics in Ghana. In other words, an NPP victory in 2024, popularly dubbed 'Breaking the Eight', would be a more unusual event than an NDC victory, based on the history of elections in the Fourth Republic."


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