Shortly after the endorsement of Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom as the flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre in Accra on Saturday, noted political researcher and pollster, Mr. Ben Ephson has said the flagbearer does not stand a chance of winning the 2016 presidential election.
Mr Ephson told Class FM’s Ridwan Karim Dini Osman that based on the party’s performance in the last elections, winning the presidency will be an uphill task.
“The PPP is one of the smaller parties who are attempting to make a mark but it is going to be difficult,” he said.
Asked by the reporter whether Dr Nduom’s ambitions will only remain a dream, Mr Ephson said: “For 2016, I do not foresee it. We have not done any polls but the gap of less than 1 per cent to above 40 per cent to even force a run-off, I do not foresee that.”
Meanwhile, Dr Nduom has indicated that the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot provide the needed jobs for the people of the country.
The business consultant believed he was better placed as an entrepreneur to lead the country towards an economic revolution with abundance of jobs.
“What we need in Ghana today is someone who can change the economy, someone who can bring jobs and if it is jobs, [then] it is not Nana Akufo-Addo the lawyer, it is not Mahama the communicator, it is Papa Kwesi Nduom Edwumawura who will bring the jobs,” he assured.