From L - R: Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen are three top candidates in the NPP flagbearer race
Google search engine

The Cape Coast South Chairperson for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has predicted the Central region will decide who becomes the flagbearer for the NPP heading to the 2024 elections.

Madam Caroline Ewusi said just as the region has been the decider of who becomes the president of Ghana over the years, it will again, be the decider for who becomes the flagbearer of the NPP.

She made the prediction in an interview with Onua News ahead of the Super Delegates Conference scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2023.

“Anytime the NPP is in power, we face a worldwide challenge, and this time, it was a massive challenge, that is the COVID-19, so we urged them [flagbearer aspirants] to be decorum in their utterances.  There should be unity after the elections to elect our flagbearer. Whoever the party chooses, the rest must follow and support him because I know that Central will be a decider just like the general election. We shall decide in the interest of the party,” Madam Ewusi noted.

READ ALSO: If you lose, don’t go and sleep’ – NPP Chair advises aspirants ahead of Super Delegates Conference

She added that, “to the delegates, no matter the candidature, let us focus on the achievement of the NPP, and work to be able to break the 8.”

Cape Coast South orphan constituency

Madam Ewusi said “we have been an orphan constituency ever since Cape Coast was divided into two [North and South], and we are bent on wrestling the seat from the non-performing National Democratic Congress (NDC).”

“Come what may, we shall take the seat in 2024 because voting is about development. We don’t use voting for family planning, so we will vote for who will bring development. We will vote for who will give us a future,” she maintained.

The Chairperson accused the sitting MP for denying the constituents the needed development since taking over.

READ ALSO: Election 2024: Collins Dauda calls for sensitisation of electoral officers to avert preventing people bearing ‘northern names’ from registering

“Even since Ricketts-Hagan came, Cape Coast South has been stagnant. All the youths that were with Rickets are now veranda boys. He has not been able to help them. That is why we say our vote will not be for family planning.

“For 12 years of his administration [NDC MP], we have not seen anything, and now he says his government is not in power. Even if his government was in power, he would not have done anything. Ask him what he did when his government was in power,” she jabbed.

Parliamentary primaries

The chairperson advised the three aspirants who want to lead the constituency in the 2024 election to avoid insults in their campaigns.

READ ALSO: Akuapem North Health Directorate frets over HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy prevalence

“The aspirants should campaign on an issue-based basis. They should preach what you can do and follow the procedures in the party”, issuing a warning that, “whoever goes contrary to the procedures in the party will face the consequences. The party will not forgive any of them. The party will deal with any aspirant who flouts the procedures, not me as the chairperson,” she cautioned.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|OnuaNews|