…And so all fingers are crossed, following reports that this year’s elections will be Nduom’s final attempt. The 2016 presidential nominee of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, says the upcoming November election will be his last and final try at the presidency.
In an interview with Citi FM, the PPP flag bearer described the 2016 elections as the “final round.” He said he has done all he can over the course of his presidential bids, and that this year’s will be his last attempt. According to him, if his message of job creation was not enough to convince Ghanaians to vote for him on his third attempt, he will take a step back from active politics and focus on his political party and businesses.
Dr. Nduom has consistently made reference to his private business ventures, in his bid to emphasize his ability to solve Ghana’s unemployment as well as economic problems. He has also said that, fixing the country’s economy is beyond President Mahama and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag bearer Nana Addo.
Notwithstanding that, Nduom has said he will no longer run for presidency if he fails in this year’s election. He has also explained that the reason behind his decision to quit contesting after this year, is to give room for the youth in his party to lead. He also said that his party executives and members are all aware of his plans of throwing in the towel, should he fail a third time.
Nduom is known to have failed in two presidential bids. The 2016 election will be his third attempt at the presidency. In 2008 he was the presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party (CPP), and in 2012 he led the PPP to place third in the December polls. He left the CPP to form the PPP ahead of the 2012 elections as a result of leadership disagreements.
He was announced on Saturday, July 16, as the PPP presidential hopeful for the upcoming elections. Since this will be Nduom’s final attempt at the presidency, Ghanaians are expected to make the most of the opportunity come November, lest they forever miss out on his prospects and potentials.