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Friday, March 26, 2010

Akufo-Addo is Unattractive; He Cannot Attract Floating Voters

Akufo-Addo may have succeeded in getting his surrogates such as Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, Anthony Karbo, Mocta Bamba and co. to hijack the NPP national executive positions from the Ashanti faction, but it does not seem like Akufo-Addo will have his way when it comes to electing a flagbearer for the Party.

Not hiding their ill-feeling towards Akufo-Addo and his Akyem faction, the Ashanti faction is fighting tooth and nail to make sure that Akufo-Addo does not lead the Party into another electoral defeat.

Stephen Amoah, a failed National youth organizer aspirant, and a key member of the Alan Cash Ashanti faction, has stated emphatically that Akufo-Addo does not have an attractive personality and also does not have the capacity of attracting floating voters.

Speaking on Asempa FM, Stephen Amoah said that Alan Cash is more handsome and likeable candidate as compared to Akufo-Addo. “It is common knowledge that Alan is more attractive to floating voters than Akufo Addo and so it makes sense that we should throw our weight behind the most attractive person,” Stephen Amoah said.

According to Stephen Amoah, the consensus within the youth wing of the NPP is that, Allan Cash will attract more floating voters and that should Akufo-Addo become flagbearer, the NPP is doomed. Stephen Amoah, the failed Youth Organizer, spoke in support of Maxwell Kofi Jumah, who was reported in yesterday’s Insight newspaper to have also made the point that Akufo-Addo would not be allowed to become the flagbearer of the NPP.

According to the Insight story, Kofi Jumah was cock sure that Allan Cash will become the flagbearer of the NPP. Indeed, Kofi Jumah, speaking on the same programme yesterday reiterated the point when he was called to throw more light on the Insight story.

According to Kofi Jumah, Alan Cash is a savvy politician who has put in place strategies and structures to make sure that Akufo-Addo does not succeed in using any guerilla tactics to become flagbearer as happened the last time the Party gathered in Legon to elect a flagbearer.

Interestingly, Stephen Amoah, afraid of Akufo-Addo militants said that he hoped that he would not be victimized should Akufo-Addo lose the flagbearership race.

Source:The Ghanaian Lens

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