A new national poll conducted and released by Global InfoAnalytics has revealed that former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are tied in the race to be the flagbearer of party ahead of the 2024 elections.
The polls conducted between 31st December 2022 and 15th January 2023, show the race to lead the NPP has heated among NPP voters as Dr Bawumia has lost the slender lead he enjoyed in October 2022 over Mr Kyeremanten.
The poll now shows Dr Bawumia and Mr Kyerematen are level at 40% apiece among NPP voters.
However, among general voters, Mr Kyerematen’s lead over Dr Bawumia has been cut from 41% to 32% compared to 44% to 31% in October 2022.
New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, is in third place with 14% of the votes.
Mr. Kyerematen who resigned from his post to contest for the flagbearership position has so far been received with open arms from party members across the country as he continue to convince members he is the right man to lead the party.
Mr. Kyeremanten is likely to face off with the former Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and former Railways Minister Joe Ghartey who have both declared intentions to lead the party.
The poll shows the president’s job approval rating making a significant recovery from 26% in October, leaping to 32% in January 2023, whilst his disapproval declined sharply from 69% in October to 59% in January 2023.
The NPP is yet to set a date for its presidential primaries to elect a flagbearer for the 2024 elections.