- Former NPP Communications Director Yaw Buabeng Asamoa, expelled from the party, has criticised the selection process of Vice President Bawumia as the NPP's presidential candidate
- Asamoa contends in a statement that the lack of genuine choice in candidate selection for both NPP and NDC leads to a loss of trust in duopoly politics and increased apathy among voters
- He stressed the growing demand for credible third-force leadership, suggesting that the current process may result in a decline in voter enthusiasm for the two main political parties
In an unexpected reaction to his dismissal from the governing NPP, Yaw Buabeng Asamoa has spoken out against what he claims is a carefully orchestrated candidate selection process within the party.
Asamoa, the former Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party, who was recently expelled from the NPP along with three others, alleges that the selection of Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the party's presidential candidate was predetermined and lacked genuine democratic choice.
"Because [Bawumia's election as NPP flagbearer] was choreographed, there is nothing new or surprising to offer the voter public," he was blunt.
Asamoa, Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow and Boniface Abubakar Saddique were expelled from the party for their outspoken support for Alan Kyerematen.
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Kyerematen has resigned from the NPP to form the Movement For Change citing unfair treatment by the party leadership during the presidential primaries.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, November 21, in reaction to his dismissal, Buaben Asama, a former NPP MP for Adenta, argues that the perceived lack of genuine choice in candidate selection processes, not only within the NPP but also the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has led to a loss of trust among the Ghanaian electorate.
Asamoa believes that this has contributed to increasing apathy and a growing demand for a credible third force in Ghanaian politics, especially among the youth.
These startling claims by a former party insider shed light on the internal dynamics of one of Ghana's major political parties and raise questions about the transparency and integrity of the recent presidential candidate selection process.
Mahama tells Ghanaians not to lose hope but vote wisely in 2024
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that former President John Dramani Mahama, during his "Building Ghana Tour," encouraged Ghanaians not to lose hope in the face of economic challenges.
Mahama stated that the upcoming 2024 election was an opportunity for citizens to change the country's economic managers.
He acknowledged the hardships faced by many and urged voters to learn from past experiences.
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