It’s two years to election 2024 but the two major political parties are gearing up towards the selection of a flagbearer to lead their parties to elections.
In the opposition NDC, former president John Dramani Mahama seems to be one of the greatest asserts to lead the party in the election 2022. However, former governor of Bank of Ghana, Kwabena Duffour has also made his intentions known, that he wants to lead the party for elections 2024.
To really answer the question of whether NDC should combine Mahama with Duffour, let’s take a look at what polls suggest.
What Does The Polls Says About John Mahama And Kwabena Duffour?
Polls In Favor Of Duffour.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in April 2022 revealed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) stands a greater chance of winning the 2024 general elections with a new presidential candidate other than John Mahama.
According to Dela Coffie a popular NDC member, Polls suggest that Kwabena Duffour is ahead of John Mahama.
On 13th May 2022, he wrote;
“Indeed, six in ten people in the NDC support the calls for Dr Kwabena Duffuor to lead the party into 2024 general elections.
The survey conducted by the ‘Ghana Democracy Forum’ on ‘Clubhouse’ last night states that the NDC needs a project for political power led with verve from the top and executed relentlessly at every level. And the respondents believes Dr Kwabena Duffuor is the man to lead the NDC out of its current electoral quagmire.”
Polls In Favor Of Mahama.
In an article published by citinewsroom in April 2022, they wrote;
A recent survey by Global Info Analytics shows that former President, John Dramani Mahama, remains the preferred presidential choice going into the 2024 general elections.
In a poll results released on 7th May 2022 by Kelvin Taylor’s Loud Silence Media, John Mahama pulled 5031 votes against Dr.Duffuor 198. In percentage terms, John Mahama had 96% while Dr.Duffuor got little over 3%.
Verdict Or Answer
Based on the polls above, both Duffour and Mahama are good candidates for the flag bearer. In my opinion, NDC can consider trying to join Mahama and Duffour as Flagbearer for the 2024 elections. Although it seems like a crazy idea, but the polls suggest that both are great assets for NDC. Earlier some NPP members also suggested pairing Bawumia and Alan. I believe this same suggestion for NDC is feasible.
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