Aspiring flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Asamoah Boateng is confident he will be part of the five candidates to contest the party?s presidential primaries slated for October 18, 2014.
According to him, being second on the ballot paper for the party?s special congress makes him an automatic choice of the delegates.
Asabee, as he is popular called, made the comment on Asempa FM?s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, after the balloting for positions ahead of the special delegates congress.
The congress will?whittle down the number of aspirants from seven to five in accordance with the NPP constitution.
After the short balloting ceremony at the party?s headquarters in Accra, former Trade and Industry Minister, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku picked the number one slot followed by Asamoah Boateng.
The Member of Parliament for Mampong, Francis Addai Nimoh and MP for Asuogyaman, Kofi Osei Ameyaw picked the third and fourth positions respectively with?John Alan Kyerematen picking?the fifth position.
The party?s 2012 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, tipped by many to win the contest picked the sixth position and MP for Esikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey picked the seventh position.
After the ballot, some of the candidates and their supporters are using numerology [the study of numbers] to tell the significance of their positions on the ballot paper.
On his part, Asamoah Boateng believes his number two spot is a sign of victory.
He said God strategically placed him at the second position on the ballot for him to catch the eye of the delegates.
??I am happy with the number two position; God is going to make a refreshing change and I know I will be one of the five to sail through the special congress?? he added.
Conceding that he could be one of the two to be voted out, Stephen Asamoah Boateng said he is not perturbed because ?I know with God all things all possible?.