Ken Agyapong has an advantage against Alan for the position of NPP flagbearer – Ben Ephson

According to pollster Ben Ephson, Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong, who recently stated his intention to run for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag-bearer position, has an advantage over Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen, who is also interested in being the governing party’s torch bearer.

Mr Ephson believes that Kennedy Agyapong, a businessman, is more popular in the party than Mr Kyerematen.

On the New Day broadcast on TV3 with Berla Mundi on Tuesday May 31, Ben Ephson, Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch, said, “I think Ken is quite popular in the party, he has entered the race relatively late, but I think Kennedy has an edge that Alan doesn’t have.”

“We’re talking about internal party elections for a flag bearer.” If Alan had entered Parliament in 2007, as Kennedy did for his sixth term, he would have given Bawumia a run for his money. Despite losing as a running mate in 2007 and 2012, Bawumia remained active in the party. Kennedy is running, and the ones who will vote for him will be party members.”

On Monday, May 16, Mr Kennedy Agyapong announced his intention to run for office on his television network.

“After extensive thinking to have a clear observation and assessment of activities across the political airspace, he has now come to terms with the reality, the belief, conviction, and (sic) decisive that he can accept the mantle,” said Mr Agyapong’s spokesperson, Kwaku Annan, in a statement.

The NPP will select their candidate for the forthcoming elections next year.

In relation to the internal polls, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo instructed the NPP leadership to ensure that the process of selecting the presidential candidate is fair.

He stated that fairness would limit the number of schisms that would arise within the party as a result of the contest.

Mr Akufo-Addo stated that, as with any competition, there will be divides within the party following the internal elections. However, he stated that the individual chosen as the flag-bearer should be able to unite all fronts.

“I’m hoping that the level playing field that allows us to choose our next president will also provide us a candidate who can unite our party.” Because competition will surely generate some divides within the party, but because we are the ruling party, it is our job to comport ourselves in a way that minimizes fissures.

“We are the ruling party, and if our base, which is our party, is broken, that fracture can be translated into fracturing the state, which nobody wants,” he stated last year on Accra-based Peace FM.

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