Political science lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG), Dr. Asah Asante says the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is wasting time with the selection of the running mate for Dr. Mahamudu Bawuamia.

This comes on the back of the many calls from groups within the NPP on the flag bearer to select their preferred candidate to partner with him for the 2024 election.

However, a pro-NPP group, Patriotic Movement for Bawumia believes that Dr. Bawumia succumbing to these pressures would have negative consequences for the party’s chances in the upcoming presidential election.

Addressing a news conference on the development in Kumasi on Sunday 21st April 2024  Vice Chairman of the Oforikrom branch of the party chairman, Aggry Fiifi convenor of the group argued that previous instances of candidates being influenced by parochial party groups have resulted in electoral defeat and factionalism within the party.

Commenting on the development on Morning Starr with Francis Abban, the political science lecturer stated that the NPP has brought unnecessary pressure on themselves.

“I think that the NPP is wasting its own time. Because you have elected your flag bearer and the running mate is taking them forever. These decisions are not taken in a day you have done your research and spoken with key members of your party. You have also tried to push it to other political spaces within your party to receive their responses so what are they waiting for?

“I think it’s an unnecessary waste of time. They should remember that time is not on their side in terms of how many months are left towards the election. You need to get the person right now to come and support the campaign,” Dr. Asante advised.

He continued: “The more you delay, the more pressure comes to bear on the situation unnecessarily. Because of this pressure they are going through it’s unnecessary pressure if you ask me. If you had come out that’s all it would have ended all the noise.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM