An alleged alliance formed by eight flag bearer aspirants of the NPP to pursue a common agenda against Vice President , Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is a non-starter from the beginning, party sources in the Ashanti Region have asserted .
According to the sources, constituency chairmen and indeed delegates in the region are disgusted by the plot which was revealed by Boakye Agyarko and have resolved to ensure that the party’s stronghold massively for the Vice President in the presidential primary to help end the contest in the first round.
Mr Boakye Agyarko, who is one of the aspirants in the flag bearer race, told Bernard Avle on his Point of View show on Citi TV, on July 10, that some of his colleagues in the race numbering 8 are against the candidacy of Dr. Bawumia and will throw their weight behind another aspirant in the event of a run-off.
According to him, the eight aspirants regularly communicate and will likely take the collective decision against the Vice President when an opportunity presents itself.
“Let’s not prejudge what will happen. But my suspicion is yes, we the eight aspirants in constant touch will support one candidate other than Dr Bawumia,” he stated.
But, the disclosure by Mr Boakye Agyarko has been condemned by constituency chairmen , and other leading figures in the NPP stronghold of Ashanti Region, who have vowed to stop the eight aspirants in their tracks.
Investigations by The Thunder indicated that the alleged position taken by the eight aspirants has gingered the constituency chairmen and leading NPP figures to work even harder to vote massively for Dr Bawumia to win a landslide .
“There will not be any run-off for him to be thinking of an alliance to support one candidate against the Vice President. It is going to be a one touch landslide for Dr Bawumia,” a constituency chairman told The Thunder.
Another constituency chairman said the so-called alliance has triggered the desire to galvanise as many votes as possible in the party’s stronghold for Dr Bawumia so that no one could use the alliance as a bargaining chip in the second round.