Pollster Ben Ephson has blamed former President John Kufuor for the gargantuan defeat suffered by Alan Kyerematen during NPP’s congress on Saturday.
According to the editor-in-chief of the Daily Dispatch newspaper, Kufuor’s open support for Kyerematen’s bid in 2008 has affected his electoral fortunes.
“What I know for a fact is that there is a certain dislike for Alan and Alan is bearing the sins of his political mentor Kufuor. You know Kufuor distanced the NPP party from the NPP government and he coming out openly in 2007 to support Alan Kyerematen has not helped Alan,” Ephson said.
Kyerematen on Saturday suffered his third defeat in the party’s flagbearership elections after picking his worst ever vote percentage in the delegates congress held across the nation. Kyerematen managed a meagre 4.75 percent as compared to 19.91 percent in 2010 and 32.30 in 2007.
His closest contender, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won overwhelmingly with 94.35 percent to be the flagbearer ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Ephson who recently joined Starr FM with ‘Ephson’s file’ said the NPP would have even lost the 2016 elections if the delegates had elected Alan Kyerematen. “If Alan had won, NPP would have lost 2016. What work has been done to show that Alan appeals to the floating voter? No work. I am yet to sight any research”.
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