Henry Nana Boakye, the national organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has suggested that the party select an Ashanti-descent running mate.
He would suggest that the party choose a candidate who is from the Ashanti area, even though the vice president (now flagbearer-elect) has the exclusive authority to choose a running partner.
He clarified that selecting a running partner from the Ashanti Region will help the ruling party in the area further solidify its achievements while appearing on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia show.
“We have duly elected a unifier flagbearer for the party and it is about time we honour those in the Ashanti region for their continuous, selfless and commitment to the party and I believe that giving them a vice president slot in the party will go a long way to cement the party’s base in the region,” he added.
“However, I will leave that to the judgement of the elected flagbearer of the party who I believe and trust his sense of judgement that he will do the right thing,” Nana B stated.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, won 61.43 percent of the legitimate votes in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) internal fight for the general elections of 2024, and so became the party’s flagbearer this past weekend.
With 118,210 votes out of 193,339 polled, Dr. Bawumia easily won, according to the official announcement made at the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium in Accra by the Director of Electoral Services of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe.
277 polling places and 17 regional hubs, including the NPP national headquarters, were used for the election.
Known as the “showdown elections,” Dr. Bawumia faced off against strong opponents such as Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a member of parliament from Assin Central, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, a former minister of food and agriculture, and Francis Addai-Nimoh, a former member of parliament from Mampong.