When he cast his ballot at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) headquarters in Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declined to explicitly address a question on the economy. Instead, he questioned the journalist if such a talk was suitable at this time and place.
After voting in his party’s presidential primaries on November 4, the president was approached by journalists who began questioning him about his observations of the process and his thoughts on which of the four contenders is likely to win the flagbearership race when the poll concludes.
“It is the people who decide,” he said before a question on the economy was asked by another journalist.
“Mr President, would you say you’ve managed the economy well?” the yet-to-be-identified journalist asked.
“You want me to come and have this interview here, today?” the president shot back, pausing momentarily and turning to face the aforementioned journalist.
The president nodded to Justin Kodua Frimpong, the party’s general secretary, after delivering this comment, signaling that he was ready to depart the center.
To choose its flagbearer for the next general elections in Ghana in 2024, the NPP is organizing an important election. This election is important because it attempts to alter the nation’s customary eight-year election cycle.
This flagbearer election has four candidates. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is regarded as the front-runner among them, but Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Assin Central Member of Parliament, is anticipated to be a fierce rival, especially in light of his unexpected second-place showing at the party’s Super Delegates Conference in August.
The remaining individuals are Francis Addai-Nimoh, a former member of parliament, and Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, a former minister of food and agriculture.