Akufo-Addo and Allan
Akufo-Addo and Allan
Akufo-Addo and Allan
Akufo-Addo and Allan

The camp of New Patriotic Party flagbearer aspirant, Alan Kyerematen has expressed surprise at the margin of defeat suffered by their candidate at the hands of Nana Akufo-Addo.

Former party General Secretary, Nana Ohene Ntow who is also Spokesperson for team Alan told Joy FM although they expected Nana Akufo-Addo to win the contest, ?the margin with which he won is too huge?.

The two-time flagbearer polled 598 out of the 740 votes, representing 80.78% as against 59 votes polled by Alan Kyerematen representing 7.98% of total votes cast in Sunday?s Super Delegates? Conference held at 11 centres across the country?s 10 regions.

Member of Parliament for Mampong, Francis Addai Nimoh and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Ghartey are through to the next stage after obtaining 22 votes apiece?which is 2.98 per cent of total votes cast,?while Asuogyaman MP, Kofi Osei Ameyaw managed 16?votes (2.17%) to pick up the last ticket to the October 18 national delegates? conference.

?It?s kind of surprising that we have this huge margin looking at the kind of work Alan did prior to the contest?The margin is too huge,? Ohene Ntow told Joy News Francisca Kakra Forson even before the results were officially declared.

He is however, hopeful the tables could turn in Alan?s favour come October 18, when the National Delegates? Congress will be held in the over 20,000 polling stations across the country.

He said the Alan?camp will intensify its ground work to ensure that they win massively at the?primaries.

?We have the major one ahead of us;?that for me is going to be a totally different ball game,? Ohene Ntow predicted.

?If you look at the electoral college that voted today [787], it is not even up to 10% of the electoral college [2,500] that will be voting in the October 18 primaries. I will not be surprised if the choice of the final Electoral College would be different,? he stated optimistically.

Meanwhile, two former Ministers in the John Kufuor regime, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku and Stephen Asamoah Boateng failed to make it through to the next stage of the primaries as they both polled 10 and 13 votes representing 1.76% and 1.35% of votes cast, respectively.

Interesting experience

Meanwhile, one of the lucky five, Kofi Osei Ameyaw has described as??interesting experience,? the process in?which he is happy to have participated.

?It?s been a very interesting experience?a very good learning experience and I?m happy that I went through the experience and I live to fight another day. We will take our time to take stock and determine the next move?.

He is convinced the next stage could be anybody?s game depending on the amount of work each of the candidates including himself, will?put into it.

?The next process would determine an outcome of which an eventual winner will take up the mantle as our flagbearer,? Mr. Osei Ameyaw told Joy News’ Evans Mensah shortly after the results were officially announced at the party headquarters.



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