Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, is pleading with delegates to give him the chance to face John Dramani Mahama, the nominee of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), in order to solidify his position as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential candidate.
Speaking to more than 1,300 attendees in the Sunyani East Constituency, Dr. Bawumia asserted that he knew Mr. Mahama too well and will challenge him in the general elections of 2024 using the NPP’s outstanding accomplishments and the fresh perspective he is bringing to the Party.
The tremendous accomplishments Ghana has made in digitization, the “1 Constituency-1 Ambulance” policy, the Agenda 111 hospital projects, the Gold for Oil policy, and the drone delivery project are just a few of the achievements Dr. Bawumia oversaw while vice president.
As a result, he issued Mr. Mahama a challenge to outline for Ghanaians what accomplishments or legacies his 30 years in politics—from assemblyman to president—could be attributed.
The Vice President emphasized the need of maintaining party cohesion and refraining from personal attacks during the campaign.
Dr. Bawumia emphasized that while the internal elections are not a contest, each member must behave themselves in a way that is honorable to the party.
Abubakari Yakubu, the Sunyani East Constituency’s communication officer, has shared beautiful images from the occasion with the media.
Additionally, Bawumia urged the Party to be united and run a pure campaign.
Every member was warned not to criticize their fellow members, and it was emphasized that this was an internal election rather than a contest.
On November 4, 2023, the NPP is anticipated to hold its presidential primary elections.
But Dr. Bawumia’s announcement could have set the tone for what is anticipated to be a fiercely fought presidential race.