While Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party, is highly favoured among members of the party to win the December presidential election on his third attempt, there are some disgruntled top party members who are not likely to vote for him.
1. Paul Afoko
The former national chairman of the NPP is still angry at how he booted out by party. He has challenged the decision in court, and potentially sees an Akufo-Addo victory as a death sentence to his political career. The probability that he will not vote for Akufo-Addo is very high.
2. Kwabena Agyapong
Like Afoko, Agyapong was removed from his position as general secretary of the party based on allegations that he was colluding with others to sabotage the presidential ambition of Akufo-Addo. He denied the allegations but failed to go to court to challenge his removal. However, it is no secret that he is aggrieved and will not likely vote for Akufo-Addo.
3. Sammy Crabbe
He is a member of the famous "Gang of Three", including Afoko and Agyapong, which was removed from executive positions within the party for allegedly conspiring to sabotage Akufo-Addo.
Crabbe was ousted as second vice-chairman and has been fighting the suspension in court since. He is not likely to vote for Akufo-Addo.
4. Dr Arthur Kennedy
He stated recently that he would never worship Akufo-Addo because he was not God. He has been so fiercely critical of Akufo-Addo, saying that under his leadership a dictatorship has taken hold within the party. He is not likely to vote for the 72-year-old.
5. Charles Wereko-Brobby
He was suspended by the party for “exhibiting behaviour that put the party's image into disrepute”. He has been a persistent critic of Akufo-Addo since 2012. He has also been accused of being too close to the Mahama administration. Some say he has won state contracts worth millions. He is not likely to vote Akufo-Addo.
6. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe
The founder-member of the party has had nothing but harsh criticism for the Akufo-Addo since 2012. He recently told the media that Akufo-Addo will lose the elections in December. He is not likely to vote for Akufo-Addo.