The vice president, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has positioned himself in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primary as the candidate with the greatest expertise in national government.
“When it comes to the governance of this country, if you look among the four of us who are contesting, I can say I am the most experienced when it comes to the governance of this country and the work of a President.
“I have been Vice President two times, that is a lot of experience, and I have a solid record of accomplishment.
“Any objective observer in Ghana will tell you that if you look at all the Vice Presidents from Nkrumah till now, you will not find a Vice President who has done more and worked harder than Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,” he said.
At a rally in Bolgatanga to cap off his statewide campaign tour, the Vice President reminded NPP delegates and supporters that he was seeking votes to lead the Party as its presidential candidate.
Former and present government officials, party supporters, coordinators, polling station executives, and representatives from various regions and constituencies came together for the gathering.
Dr. Bawumia highlighted that he was the only one of the four contenders with prior experience running for president of Ghana.
“None of them has been on a Presidential election ticket. I have been as running mate in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. So I know the grounds. I have campaigned in the Presidential elections in the last 16 years,” he said.
In addition to his extensive experience in government, the candidate claimed to have gained election-winning expertise throughout the years: “Nana Akufo-Addo and I have won two elections, one in 2016 and the other in 2020.”
“So if you want a flag bearer to break the eight, you need one of the aspirants who knows how to win. For me, if you put the flag in my hand, on November 4, I will tell you that I know how to win 2024 for this Party,” he added.
The Vice President said that among the four candidates, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was most afraid of him, saying, “The NDC fears me more than anybody else.” The NDC has no problem with the remaining competitors.
The Vice President said that the election on November 4 was an internal struggle and noted that none of his campaigns during that time contained insults since they needed to work together to win the general election.
“We want unity in the Party for the 2024 election,” the Vice President who was in the company of his wife, Mrs Samira Bawumia, told delegates.