A member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s communication team, Paul Amaning, has told Hopeson Adorye that his tribalistic comments against Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has won him sympathy votes in the party’s primary.
Speaking with Kwaku Dawuro on Movement In The Morning Show, Amaning said whilst Adorye planned to disparage Bawumia with his comments, he has rather aided his campaign.
Amaning emphatically stated that the tribalistic comments have won sympathy for the Vice President and that will paint him as a sympathetic figure whom delegates will flock to and elect as the NPP’s flagbearer during the party’s Presidential primary in 2023.
“Hopeson Adorye is assisting Dr Bawumia’s campaign with his tribalism comment. He has already bought sympathy vote him. We’ve seen sympathy voting happen on several occasions; we saw this in the 2012 elections.
“When you attack someone, the people see him or her as a minor and they get empowered to vote for him or her. People want the best for the party and it is not about what you want,” he said.
He warned that political candidates should be wary of who they choose to represent them, a warning directed at the Alan Kyeremanten for President campaign for their association with Hopeson Adorye, a known loose cannon.
The former NPP parliamentary candidate for the Kpone Katamanso constituency, Hopeson Adorye, passed tribalistic and bigoted comments to hurt Dr Bawumia and in support of Alan Kyeremanten during a recent health walk organised by the Alan campaign.
Speaking during the event, Adorye said that the NPP is for those from the Danquah-Busia faction to lead and those from the Dombo tradition (Northerners), are only good as running mates.
“The NPP has a tradition. Our tradition is Busia, Danquah and Dombo. Danquah represents Eastern Region and the bottom (south), Danquah represents Ashanti Region and the Bono areas, while Dombo represents Northern Region. The Dombos are always in the mix and fit as running mates to either a Danquah candidate or a Busia candidate. That tradition must continue,” Adorye said.