Bawumia team member advises opponents to end presidential ambitions

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A member of the campaign team of Dr Bawumia has advised two NPP flagbearer hopefuls to reconsider their ambitions. Frederick Opare Ansah advised Francis Addai Nimo and Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko to reach a consensus to allow one person to go or both of them should agree to end their ambitions. This follows the end of the super delegates conference of the party on Saturday which saw the two candidates place joint fifth with 0.98% of the votes cast.

As a result, the party has decided to hold a run-off for the two candidates to see which of them will join Dr Bawumia, Kennedy Agyapong, Alan Kyeremanten and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto for the delegates conference in November.

However, Opare Ansah thinks the decision to organize a run-off will be a strain on the party’s resources, thus the advice to the two candidates to either opt-out or allow one of them to go in order to avoid the run-off.

“I would wish, for instance, the two who placed fifth – and the party is now going to decide whether to have a run-off or not – to assess the situation and decide for themselves whether indeed they want to put the party through this.”

“The emotions, the campaigning, the race, and the cost and whether it is prudent to fight for fifth position as it were. Sometimes it might be smarter to pull out at this time and let the party hail you for saving it all the struggle than to really go through only to prove a point,” Opare Ansah stated. 

“I have been a member of somebody’s team before in 2014 and 31st August came and I did advise that I think where we are it might be prudent to pull out. Yes, but we didn’t. We continued and we slayed from 8% to 4%. So when it gets to this point, it is important and prudent to sit and do a proper assessment of the situation before taking a further step forward,” he told JoyNews.

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