Ghana: Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia to bear the leading party’s flag for the 2024 elections

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has invited the youth of Ghana to come on board and join him as he seeks to win the presidency to implement his vision for Ghana.
He said this after being elected flagbearer of the NPP on Saturday, November 4. “I have my own vision and priority,” he said, adding that ”I will listen to your concerns because we are partners in its process.” Regarding the sufferings of Ghanaians, he said “I am as concerned as my fellow countrymen and women… The work of economic recovery is underway, GDP growth has picked up.”
Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has won the presidential primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after being officially declared winner by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC). He polled a total of 118,210 votes out of 193,346 to become the winner.
Dr Bawumia further thanked the NPP for the support he has enjoyed over the years leading to his victory as flag bearer of the party for the 2024 general elections. He recounted the support that he has enjoyed since he was first picked as running mate for the 2008 elections.
“I do not take this support for granted”, he said in his acceptance speech after the NPP internal polls on Saturday, November 4. He further said he is prepared to work with all the aspirants in the just-ended presidential primaries of the NPP for victory in the 2024 general elections. In his victory speech on Saturday, November 4, he said “I am determined to work with all of them and all our supports to break the 8.”
To his main contender Kennedy Agyapong, he said: “Well done, you really wanted to give me a down today”. Kennedy Agyapong also called for unity among the members of the NPP to defeat the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 general elections. Mr Agyapong who contested in the NPP presidential primaries said he accepts defeats in the just-ended presidential primaries of the NPP.
He asked the rank and file of the party to put whatever happened in the elections and come together to win the 2024 general elections. “I believe the party has been fair and transparent. That is the only thing I have always been preaching, this election is fair, my grassroots have spoken, I accept the results in good faith,” he said.
He added: “We are going to work tirelessly to break the 8. We should put everything behind us and let us unite this party, with unity I believe we can break the 8, that is all I have been preaching for, I congratulate the Election Committee, Police, EC, and the party members for the commitment you have shown for peace. We have to come together and give the NDC a showdown.”

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