A leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, has said that party is likely to lose the 2016 elections.
“I will be surprised if the NPP wins the December elections,” he said on Accra-based Asempa FM, adding that such a victory would make him (Tamakloe) “think twice about politics in Ghana”.
Tamakloe said disunity within the NPP was the main impediment to the party winning the December elections.
“The problem facing the NPP is unity and without unity, we should forget about winning the December elections.”
He pointed to the suspension of the party's chairman, Paul Afoko, and general secretary, Kwabena Agyapong, based on what he described as a “baseless” rumour that they were in bed with the ruling government to sabotage the presidential ambition of flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.
Stressing that the two were men of integrity who could not betray their party, Tamakloe called on Akufo-Addo to reinstate them to ensure an NPP victory in the elections.
"If Nana do things right, he will win; but if he fails to put things right, he will be far from victory." he said.
Tamakloe's comments come a week after Progressive People's Party flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom, said Akufo-Addo, cannot win the 2016 presidential election.