- NPP presidential candidate Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said the governing party may not win the next election
- According to him, the morale of supporters is low and their expectations for a better life under the Akufo-Addo administration have not been fulfilled
- He wants party supporters to elect him as flagbearer on November 4, 2024, to lead the party because he understands the grassroots problems
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NPP flagbearer hopeful Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has confessed that the governing party has a slim chance of retaining power in 2024.
The former agric minister said he has observed a dwindling "morale" in the party by supporters and Ghanaians across the country.
“It is clear to me that morale is very low. The expectation of our activists around the country for a better life has not been realised so the NPP is not in a good place to contest to retain power next year and we have to address this issue seriously," Dr Akoto said.
The politician and former member of the Nana Akufo-Addo administration made the confession during a media interaction in Kumasi recently.
He has been in the Ashanti Region capital as part of a campaign tour ahead of the November 4 presidential primaries.
He has, however, suspended the campaign temporarily to mourn the death of former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor.
Dr Afriyie Akoto also told reporters that the progress of the NPP going forward is linked to his leadership.
He said he understands the grassroots problems due to his experience as a Member of Parliament in Kwadaso, Kumasi.
"I understand the concerns expressed by activists on the ground," he boasted.
NPP Deputy IT Director shares fake news about Mahama
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that the NPP deputy director of IT, Ato Kwamena Forson, has been caught sharing fake news about John Mahama.
Forson shared a fake memo suggesting that the former president was supporting the protest against the Bank of Ghana with $2 million.
Aides to John Mahama described the fake memo Forson shared as shameless.
OB Amoah says NPP can prevent Alan from going independent
Also, a member of Akufo-Addo's government OB Amoah has said NPP can stop Alan Kyerematen from going independent.
OB Amoah said Alan Kyerematen signed an undertaking while contesting for the presidential primaries, and that undertaking prevents him from seceding from the party.
His comments follow the surprise resignation of Kyerematen, a founding member of the NPP, over unfair treatment by the party's leadership.
Ken Agyapong boldly cautions NPP National Council
NPP flagbearer hopeful Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has cautioned the party's National Council about harassment.
He delivered the message during a campaign ahead of the November 4 NPP primaries to be held across 276 constituencies nationwide.
Kennedy Agyapong boldly threatens NPP National Council over intimidation ahead of November 4 primaries
Meanwhile, CPP youth leader Chairman Jerry has told YEN.com.gh that he supports the actions of the flagbearer hopeful.
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