President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed he has no preferred candidate to lead the NPP in the 2024 polls.
Many are wondering whether president will back his vice, Mahamadu Bawumia or his former rival Alan Kyeremanteng as the New Patriotic Party flagbearer for the 2024 elections.
But the president in a recent interview with Kwame Adinkra on Pure FM, he absolutely has no favourite, and will back and campaign for whoever is elected to lead the party.
According to Akufo-Addo his reasons for having no preferred candidate is that it may causes issues in the party, with many accusing the president of bias. So because of that, he wants to make sure all the candidates have level playing ground.
“My duty is to hold the balance. To make sure there’s a level playing field for all inside our party because the decision has to be the decision of the party. My thing is that whoever the party elects as the flagbearer for 2024, that person is the one I will support and God-willing if I still have strength, campaign for that person,” he said.
“I feel if an outgoing President is leaning towards x or y, it can lead to problems in the party. It’s not everyone that will agree with you so I have to keep away from that and make sure that there’s a level playing field and then we get somebody who can be loved by the party and unite the party around our program, around his leadership. That is what will help us so that we can go to the election of 2024 as a united force.
“I think that the program and the work that this government is doing is an efficient foundation and I think that we will have a message for the country.
“It is the message that matters in politics and I believe we will have a strong message that we will deliver to Ghanaians in 2024 when we put it all together in terms of the various things that we are doing.
“I believe that it is possible. I don’t have any hesitation saying that I will work for it to happen so that the progress we have initiated can be sustained.”