Two NPP big men have denied interest in becoming Bawumia’s running mate

In the general elections of 2024, two prominent members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have publicly said that they are not interested in supporting Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running partner.

These people include Joseph Osei-Owusu, also known as Joe Wise, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education.

Though there are many rumors regarding the choice of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) running mate, these two NPP leaders have stated they have no interest in joining Bawumia in that capacity.

I am not lobbying to be vice president – Dr Yaw Adutwum

While his was not an outright denial of the interest in the position, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has been reported to have dismissed speculations regarding his purported ambitions for the role within the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“I am not actively seeking to become the vice president. I am not the individual going around expressing my desire to hold the position. Unless the elections conclude and Dr. Bawumia openly announces that I should be his running mate, I am not actively pursuing the vice presidency,” Dr. Adutwum said.

I have no intentions of taking up this role. – Joe Wise

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, in an interview with Accra-based JoyNews, expressed his lack of interest in the running mate position.

“I pray for victory for the NPP, I pray for peace in the country. I pray for commitment and above all, I pray for honest and responsible citizens. Nobody has offered me anything, although there are speculations, I am not interested. I don’t want any discussions that focus on me. The focus should be on the presidential candidate. He has been given the choice to make, let’s focus on him,” he also stated.

There are many more other names that are coming up for the position but there is yet to be any concrete direction as to who the ball will eventually fall on.

The NPP flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has also not made any comments in this regard, although names like Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has been tipped in many quarters as a possible candidate for the position.


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