Hopeson Adorye denies saying ‘northerners’ are only fit for running mates in NPP

Hopeson Adoye

New Patriotic Party’s 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for Kpone-Katamanso Constituency Hopeson Yaovi Adorye has described as “misleading” headlines attributed to him about an address he delivered at a health walk in Kumasi in support of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen.

“I wish to state categorically that, I never said in plain words that Northerners are fit for running-mates,” he stated in a response on Sunday, August 14.

“The video is partly doctored for mischief by Bawumia’s Camp.”

The statement by Mr Adorye has attracted several criticisms from a number of NPP members.

Mr Adorye, who is said to be the Director of Operations of the Alan Kyerematen Campaign Team, explained that he was giving a historical fact about NPP’s presidential tickets since 1992.

“The formula is Christian-Muslim Ticket.

“In fact, since 1992, we are the only Party that has practiced Christian-Muslim Ticket since 1992. NDC at all times used Christian-Christian Ticket yet dominate all the Muslims Constituencies including Zango.

“In 1992, NPP presented Christian Albert Adu Boahen and Muslim Roland Issifu Alhassan. From 1998 to 2008, NPP presented Christian John Agyekum Kufuor and Muslim Alhaji Aliu Mahama. From 2008 up to date, NPP has presented Christian Akufo-Addo and Muslim Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

“Therefore per the formula, the running-mate since 1992 has been a permanent reserved position for the Dombo’s camp regardless of whether a Dankwa protégé or Busia protégé is leading the Party as the Flagbearer.

“This is exactly what I said and it is supported by historical data and science.”

He, therefore, insisted that it should not be difficult for any interested parties to accept this.

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“Akufo-Addo’s camp told Aliu Mahama and Alan Kyerematen to wait for their turns. So now what is so difficult for Bawumia to also wait for his turn after his senior Alan Kyerematen?”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana