Supporters of Former Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto have picked up nomination forms for him to contest in the upcoming flagbearer contest of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
They picked up the forms on Monday, May 29.
The campaign spokesperson, Dr. Prince Amuzu, thanked the supporters for their action.
“We want to continue to thank Ghanaian farmers and the friends of Dr. Akoto who pulled themselves together to make it possible this morning that the forms for the contest have been picked at the party’s headquarters.
“Team Akoto says thank you very much and God bless you for the show of love and support. From here, we are taking the forms to the campaign head office, where the team will be sending the forms to him to hear his side.
“These farmers are across the country, and they have come out boldly to say they want to encourage Dr. Akoto. To the delegates, the farmers, the good people of Ghana, we say thank you.”
Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto while also addressing the supporters dismissed surveys that are tipping his competitors to win the race.
He indicated that the polls are sponsored therefore they should be disregarded.
He said “I have never sponsored any poll. Find out who is sponsoring those polls.
“If I sponsor a poll I bet you, they will say that I am first but I won’t, it doesn’t serve any purpose.
“We know what we are doing on the ground so all the polls in the world can say whatever they want but we are talking about the 900 people who will be voting in the super delegates and the 210,000 delegates who will be voting on the 4th of November, that is what matters. So I don’t know the bases.”
It is recalled that a delegates-based survey conducted by Outcomes International Ghana and Centre for Sustainable African Development Initiatives (C-SADI) UK projected Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to win the flagbearer elections of the NPP ahead of the 2024 general elections.