The founder of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has been quoted as saying that the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, cannot win the 2016 presidential election.
According to ghanapoliticsonline.com, Dr Nduom said in an interview with Accra-based Class FM that Akufo-Addo had not achieved anything substantial in recent years that would convince people to vote for him.
"Since 2012, what has Nana Akufo-Addo been doing? Since 2012, he’s been saying ‘I want to be president, I want to be president’, that is all he’s been going round doing. All he wants is to be president and not the development of the people.
"He may have done some wonderful things in the past but today what can we say he has done that we can see, take a look at, and vote for him?" he was quoted as saying.
Dr Nduom said many of those who voted for President John Mahama in the 2012 elections were now ashamed of their action and were disappointed due to what he said was the poor performance of the government.
The PPP flagbearer said he, therefore, foresaw a situation where people would see the PPP as a good alternative and vote for the party in elections.
He said he could not say the PPP would win by a landslide or win in the first round, but was confident that the party would do very well.
"PPP is going to get a chunk of votes not just to send this election into a run-off for some other people to go and compete; we will send this thing to a run-off and be one of the [parties] competing in the end for who should be elected president,” he was quoted as saying.