More than two-thirds of the NPP’s Majority Caucus members in Parliament have given their full support to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. This makes it likely that he will lead the party into the general elections in 2024.
DAILY GUIDE found that more than 102 of the NPP’s 138 MPs were sure that Dr. Bawumia should replace President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo if the party wanted to end the eight-year curse of having only one party in power since the start of the Second Republic.
Alex Tetteh Djornobuah, a former deputy minister of the Western North and the MP for Sefwi Akotombra, made the bold admission in an interview with Accra-based Peace FM while discussing a survey that showed Dr. Bawumia far ahead of his rivals in the NPP presidential contest.
The Alan Kyerematen camp has already discredited the poll findings, which showed the vice president with a commanding lead across all 16 of the nation’s regions.
Mr. Djornobuah asserts that the Vice President possesses all the necessary traits to guide the party in breaking the eight-year cycle of two consecutive political terms of parties in the history of the nation.
“102 MPs have already approved the vice president, proving that the survey we did was accurate. “The MPs think Dr. Bawumia is the greatest candidate to lead the party, and I am confident that he will succeed,” he stated.
The MP for Sefwi Akontombra hinted that all the MPs urging support for the Vice President will soon come forward to lift the veil of secrecy, allowing the people to know and recognize them.
We’ll be holding a news conference soon to express our support for the vice president as members of parliament. “The Vice President who has demonstrated the most support and ability to lead the NPP to break the eight is Dr. Bawumia,” he said.
During his discussion of the delegates, Mr. Djornobuah said that roughly 80% of them will vote for the vice president.
It’s time for the Western North to repay the Vice President for what he has done for us, and I know and believe that we won’t let him down. “And we must support the Vice President if we want to see more of this development,” he continued.
Dr. Bawumia is the best candidate to take on former President John Dramani Mahama in the Northern regions, the lawmaker said, adding that “with the support of our strongholds in Ashanti, Eastern, and other regions, we can break the eight.”
He said that the current NPP government has done a great job despite the problems that the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have caused for countries around the world.
For example, the government is continuing to build infrastructure and support social intervention programs like the Free Senior High School (FSHS) and One District One Factory (1D1F), among others, without Ghanaians having to deal with power outages like they did under the previous Nato administration.
He quickly added, however, that Ghanaians are safer under the NPP than the NDC in terms of hardship, notwithstanding his admission that the NPP has made some blunders in terms of governance.
The announcement follows the Vice President’s attendance at the funeral of party stalwart Lepowura Alhaji Mohammed Nuru-Deen Jawula, along with over 40 MPs and Justin Kodua Frimpong, the NPP general secretary.
To attend the solemn occasion, Vice President Bawumia and his group took a two-hour bus ride from Tamale to Salaga in the Savannah Region.
More than 100 of their fellow lawmakers, according to one of the MPs, Kofi Okyere-Agyekum, who represents the residents of Fanteakwa South in the Eastern Region, totally support the Vice President’s bid to lead the party to victory in the 2024 presidential and legislative elections.
We think that Dr. Bawumia will be able to guide the NPP to ‘break the 8’ in 2024. To ensure that the NPP maintains its hold on power in 2024, Mr. Okyere-Agyekum, the ranking member of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), spoke to Movement TV and Wontumi Radio in Accra. “He is a gentleman, very intelligent, and a highly capable guy.”
To end the curse of succeeding political parties winning and losing elections after eight years, the ruling NPP is striving relentlessly to remain in power for longer than eight years.
The presidential primaries for the ruling party, which are expected to take place before the year’s end, will feature at least eight NPP stalwarts.