Looking ahead to Saturday’s New Patriotic Party presidential primaries final round, which features four contenders, what initially appeared to be a given has turned into a much-awaited match that guarantees to be fierce in every way.

Political analysts perceive Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s upcoming encounters with Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, former Food and Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and former MP for Mampong in the Ashanti Region Francis Addai-Nimoh as an immense challenge.

Bawumia came out as the leading contender in the first round of the race to lead the party into the national election in 2024.

A turn of events involving 220,000 party delegates, in opposition to the 923 delegates who voted for Dr. Bawumia with 68 percent of the vote on August 26, suggests that variations throughout the assumptions may make Dr. Bawumia’s strong showing in the previous round of voting meaningless.

The Survey

A survey conducted by market research firm Global Info Analytics indicates that Dr. Bawumia stands in a clear lead.

The opposition National Democratic Congress’s Director of Legal Affairs, Godwin Edudzi Tameklo, has characterized Mr. Ken Agyapong as a more credible threat to the NDC’s chances of winning the 2024 elections. Mr. Agyapong is still Bawumia’s most formidable competitor, according to the survey.

Mr. Godwin Edudzi Tameklo

As proof of his expertise, Dr. Afriyie Akoto points to his tenure in the Food and Agriculture Ministry, where he oversaw the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative. He is well-known for holding strong opinions about how the food industry is doing.

Mr. Addai-Nimoh has scarcely benefited from the publicity that the other candidates have experienced. His supporters have not been impressed by his strengths, as evidenced by his reluctance to drop out of the contest despite only garnering nine votes in the August 26 battle.

Boakye Agyarko, with whom he drew for fifth in the prior phase of the competition, withdrew, which allowed him to qualify for the next round in part.

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