Ghanaian economist based in America, Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu has advised the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to not rejoice over the performance of the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the just-ended presidential primaries of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to Dr. Iddrisu, the performance of the Vice President may not be encouraging, looking at the hue and cry that greeted the process leading to the election of Dr. Bawumia, but it is not something for the NDC to be complacent with or relax, instead of working hard to defeat the NPP in 2024 elections.
“The Bawumia signal is not weak. NDC must eschew complacency and let the hard work begin. There is a serious battle ahead for election 2024”, the American-based economist wrote. It is not clear what prompted Dr. Iddrisu to write this, but comments by the supporters of the NDC across social media platforms indicate that the NDC consider the performance of Vice President Bawumia in the elections as abysmal, hence the advice from the economist.
Some say because the campaign team of the vice president predicted a percentage far above 70 and 80, and their candidate ended up getting 61.4, it means that all is not well in the NPP, but Dr. Sa-ad thought otherwise. Dr. Iddrisu added that “ Hon. Ken only won two regions, Central and Volta, compared to Dr. Bawumia who won 14 regions.”