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Here are the reasons Dr. Bawumia is popular ahead of the elections

New Patriotic Party Flagbearer: Mahamudu Bawumia is Viewed as the Most Popular Candidate Heading into the 2024 Polls, According to a New Election Survey

The 2024 Ghanaian presidential election is fast approaching, and the political landscape is heating up. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has already chosen its flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is viewed as the most popular candidate heading into the polls, according to a recent election survey.


This article will delve into the significance of Dr. Bawumia’s popularity and the implications it holds for the election.

Dr. Bawumia’s Rise to Prominence

Dr. Bawumia, the current Vice President of Ghana, has been a key figure in the NPP since his appointment in 2017. His strong performance in the role has earned him widespread recognition and respect across the country. His commitment to the party and his vision for Ghana’s future have resonated with many, making him a strong contender for the presidency.

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Campaign Strategy and Message

Dr. Bawumia’s campaign strategy has focused on his strong relationship with the party at all levels, his commitment to unity, and his policies aimed at strengthening the party and the economy. He has emphasized his role in the landmark 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court and his impact in government as Vice President.

Kejetia Market
Dr. Bawumia visits Kejetia Market

His message has been centered around giving the NPP its best chance to win the 2024 election, which he describes as “breaking the eight”.

Engagement with Stakeholders

Dr. Bawumia has been actively engaging with various stakeholders across the country, including the Ghana Union of Traders’ Association (GUTA). His meeting with GUTA representatives highlighted his commitment to creating a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

He pledged to overhaul the current tax system, which has been criticized for its complexity and harassment of businesses. His proposed policies, such as a flat tax rate system inspired by Estonia’s model, have been well-received by the business community.

Challenges Ahead

Despite his popularity, Dr. Bawumia faces significant challenges in the upcoming election. Ghana is grappling with its worst economic crisis in over three decades, with high inflation and a growing debt.

The government’s debt has surged, compelling the West African nation to seek a $3bn loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Dr. Bawumia will need to address these issues effectively to win over voters.


Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s popularity as the NPP flagbearer heading into the 2024 polls is a significant development in Ghanaian politics. His strong campaign message, commitment to unity, and engagement with stakeholders have resonated with many across the country.

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However, the challenges ahead will require him to demonstrate effective leadership and policy-making skills to win over voters. As the election approaches, it will be crucial to monitor Dr. Bawumia’s performance and the responses of his opponents to gauge the direction of the election.

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