Prior to the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential primary, former National Democratic Congress Chairman for the Central Region Bernard Allotey Jacobs predicted Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would win.
Allotey Jacobs expressed hope that Bawumia would win the NPP race, but he also emphasized that if the vice president were to receive a specific proportion of the vote in the party’s primary, he may go on to win the presidency in 2024.
“If Bawumia gets about 72 to 73%, by my calculation Dr Mahamudu Bawmumia can win the elections with 52.6% and with 142 MPs only if the national officers of the party can effectively manage their upcoming parliamentary elections,” he projected.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Saturday was elected flagbearer of the NPP in an election that saw close to 200,000 delegates voting to choose between four candidates.
The vice president polled 61.47% of the total votes beating Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Francis Addai-Nimoh and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto to become the NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2024 polls.