In the general elections of 2024, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has vowed to deliver the National Democratic Congress (NDC) a “showdown” in its strongholds.
According to him, the NDC was afraid he would become the leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since it was aware of his competitive edge over it, particularly in its strongholds, such as the Zongo villages and the Volta Region.
On Saturday, while conducting a campaign trip around the area, Dr. Bawumia addressed party supporters in the Oti Region.
“People in the Zongo communities say they doubt that the NPP will ever make Dr. Bawumia the flagbearer for the upcoming 2024 general elections. However, if they do bring Bawumia, we will vote massively for him. Thus, the NDC will lose massively in their two strongholds, the North and the Zongo communities, should Bawumia emerge as flagbearer.”
“I will also win more votes for the NPP in the Volta Region. Therefore, I will shake all their strongholds. That is why they (NDC) do not want Dr. Bawumia to emerge as the flagbearer. Because they know that as flagbearer, I will give them a showdown in their strongholds,” he stated.
Abraham Amaliba, the NDC’s director of conflict resolution, has stated that the party is not frightened of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and would not be alarmed if he is chosen to lead the ruling New Patriotic Party.
He claimed that if Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen had been chosen as the NPP’s standard bearer, the NDC would have been terrified.
Amaliba said the following in an appearance on Citi TV’s news analysis show The Big Issue on Saturday:
“Dr Bawumia is the least person that the NDC is afraid of. Indeed, we would have been afraid of Alan more than Bawumia… Indeed, if Bawumia emerges the winner, our campaign will be much easier than if it were Alan Kyerematen.”