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Meet the top three NPP MPs tipped to become Bawumia’s running mate

There is a lot of conjecture around the prospective vice presidential running partner for New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the run-up to the general elections scheduled for December 2024.

As per asaaseradio.com, a pro-government website, the focus is on three NPP members who are cabinet ministers and have seats in Parliament.

The three are Bryan Acheampong, who represents the Abetifi Constituency and holds the portfolio of Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, who represents the Bosomtwe Constituency and serves as the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, also known as Napo, who represents the Manhyia South Constituency, and Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

These prospective vice presidential contenders have two noteworthy things in common: they are Christians who were born and raised in Ghana’s southern regions.

This commitment to maintaining a balance between Christians and Muslims is in line with the NPP’s long-standing practice, which was upheld in every election held throughout the 4th Republic up until 1996, when the party forged an alliance with the Convention People’s Party (CPP).

The NPP has historically fielded a presidential ticket that includes contenders from either the country’s north or south, frequently guaranteeing participation from the Akan regions, including Ashanti and Eastern.

Given that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is a native of the Northeast, the party’s pledge to preserving its historical balance would be upheld if any of these candidates were chosen.

Dr. Bryan Acheampong is the youngest of the three, having been born on November 27, 1972, when he was fifty-one years old.

In contrast, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum will turn sixty on April 9, 2024, while Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who was born on May 23, 1968, is already fifty-six years old.

Every applicant has a plethora of knowledge and experience to offer. For example, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has experience in education, having established charter schools in the US and had a number of teaching positions.

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, a medical doctor by profession, has held prominent roles in healthcare and government, including membership in President Akufo-Addo’s cabinet.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bryan Acheampong’s diverse background spans military service, entrepreneurship, and academia, reflecting a multifaceted skill set.

 

Akosua Boatemaa

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