The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said that he had no favourite candidate in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Presidential Primaries, emphasising that delegates will determine who leads the party in next year’s election.
He would, however, vote for a candidate “who, I believe, can best unite the Party, and, above all, who can win the presidential election of 7th December 2024, and inflict a third successive defeat on the perennial NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.”
In a meeting with party communicators at the Jubilee House, Accra, the President noted that the actions by a few members close to the final leg of the internal contest of the NPP are making the front pages for the wrong reasons.
“We are expanding some of our energies hurling invectives at each other, instead of at our opponents, and, in the process, taking digs at our own Government. It has been an anxious time for all who love our party, and who see us as the party that can bring progress and prosperity to our nation.
“It is for this reason that, as President of the Republic and de-facto leader of the Party, I want to ensure that certain actions of yesteryear, which contributed to our loss in 2008, are not repeated. We cannot afford an internal campaign based on ethnic or religious considerations,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo told the gathering the claim that government machinery was being used to prop a certain candidate in the election was a “false narrative.”