Kwesi Pratt Jnr is a Ghanaian journalist and managing editor at the Insight newspaper. Kwesi was a member of Alliance for Change, the organisers of the 1995 Kume Preko anti-government demonstration.
Mr. Pratt told Accra-based Metro TV that Alan has been tipped to win the NPP flagbearer race, so he doesn’t see how Dr. Bawumia can join him.
“We are talking about permutations and so on. At a time when the Alan campaign is reinvigorated and actually believes it is winning the primaries and at a time when most of the scientific surveys I have seen points to an Alan victory.
“I’m sure you have seen the one which was done by Global Info Analytics. The polls are showing that in a straight fight with Former President John Dramani Mahama, Alan Kyerematen has the edge [over Bawumia]to do better”.
So, in this situation what will happen. The people who started this Alan- Bawumia ticket thought that it was a way of assuaging Alan Kyerematen so that he will come on the Bawumia ticket. That ain’t gonna work. What we see and what we know that ain’t going to work,” Kwesi Pratt insisted.
For the 2024 elections, Nana Akomea, the NPP’s former Director of Communications, advised that the Vice President and Alan Kyeremanteng be paired.
Former Chief of Staff Kwadwo Mpianim, however, has stated that the pairing will not work.
Mr. Mpianim, speaking in Accra, stated that before making such decisions, candidates should consider compatibility with their running mates.
“It is easier said than done. I do not think you will just pick anybody as your running mate if you are not compatible. You cannot work with the person. If you can work with anybody in the party to be your running mate, then maybe what he is saying can be done.”
“But even with that, the problem as I see here is, who is going to be the Presidential candidate and who will be the running mate?”, he said.