He claims to be the best candidate to lead the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the 2024 general elections. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia agrees.
He claims that in light of the sacrifices he has made for the party, he merits the opportunity to replace President Akufo-Addo and assist the party in “breaking the 8.”
In contrast to others running for the job presently, Dr. Bawumia said that he did not offer an explanation when the party required a witness for the petition for the general election in 2012.
On Thursday, July 6, Dr. Bawumia remarked, “I risked my political career for the NPP, which resulted in the party’s victory in 2016.” He was addressing party delegates in the Ashanti Region.
“When the party needed a witness for the Supreme Court petition about the general election of 2012, the majority of our members were making excuses. I gave up my political career for the party, well aware of the repercussions that would follow if I didn’t do well in court.
Dr. Bawumia said, “There were various justifications; some said they were travelling and doing other things because they were afraid to risk their political careers. But I kept my position; I’m the greatest candidate to lead the party.
Alan Kwadwao Kyerematen, a close rival of Dr. Bawumia, is supported by those who think their candidate deserves to win since he has similarly made sacrifices for the party.
They assert that he has long been a contender for the job, challenging both President Akufo-Addo and Former President Kufour.
On November 4, the NPP will select its standard bearer for the 2024 elections.
By the party’s vetting committee, which is led by former Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Oquaye, 10 candidates have so far undergone scrutiny.
On Monday, July 10, the Committee will send the National Council its findings via the General Secretary.