Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi is MP for Asante Akyem North
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Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, a National Council member of the governing NPP, has said he would not have considered any of the persons campaigning to be running mates if he were the party’s flag bearer.

He has bemoaned a survey purported to have come from the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) on the preferred candidate for the running mate position of the NPP ahead of the upcoming elections.

The supposed survey from the NIB sampled views from 5,116 NPP delegates nationwide, including national, regional, constituency and polling station executives. The outcome said the Energy Minister was preferred by over 80 per cent of the sample, with the second person following with some paltry 10 per cent.

In an exclusive interview with TV3’s parliamentary correspondent, Courage Komla Klutse Thursday, June 27, 2024, the legislator said the purported survey by the NIB which projected the Manhyia South lawmaker and Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the preferred choice for a running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was unnecessary.

He maintains he wouldn’t have considered any of the persons campaigning to lobby for the role.

“All those who are campaigning I’m sure they are wasting their time. If I was presidential candidate, I will decline nomination of any of them who are campaigning unconstitutionally,” he said.

The Asante Akyem North Member of Parliament criticised the the NIB for indulging in the selection of a running mate for the party’s candidate, adding that the act is not stated anywhere in the party’s constitution.

“This survey, I find it very unnecessary and like I said before, if I was the presidential candidate, I will even disappoint the National Security and let them understand that they are busybodies in this matter. Nobody invited them into this?

“Where in the NPP constitution does it state that at a time like this, the National Security should conduct a survey? Or is it a state that anybody would have instructed them to go and conduct a survey?

“Who did that and if somebody did that, whose expense would it be and why would we subject a national institution like the national security to conduct a survey for a particular person or why would somebody come under a directive to conduct a survey in respect of one person’s appointment or nomination? I think the National Security has more to do than this survey,” his questioned.

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