Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has distanced himself from posters suggesting his willingness to contest in the 2024 New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership race.
In a release issued by the Communications Bureau of the Jubilee House on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Dr. Bawumia indicated that;
“The office of the Vice President has taken notice of the proliferation of posters around the country apparently promoting H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the candidate of the NPP for the 2024 elections,” portion of the statement read.
The statement categorically stated that “for the record, the vice president has not given his consent to these and other associated activities”.
“The Vice President remains focused on assisting His Excellency the President in the execution of his agenda to transform Ghana. This is where everybody’s focus should be” it added.
The Executives of New Patriotic Party (NPP), earlier described as indecent and uncalled-for, the activities of party members who have started campaigning as potential aspirants for the NPP flagbearer position ahead of the 2024 general elections.
According to them, it is unacceptable moves by some party members to campaign for possible flagbearer aspirants ahead of the 2024 general elections.
This comes on the back of the resurfacing of some fliers and posters of Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen and Minister for Agriculture, Owusu Akoto Afriyie on social media and at vantage points in Accra and other parts of the country.
Most recently there have been supports for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen who are being speculated as potential flagbearer aspirants in the NPP.
Some members of the party also called on Dr. Bawumia to make his stance on the circulating posters. Some party executives have already condemned the act and called for a ceasefire.
The governing party is expected to hold its presidential primary in 2023.
By: Ernestina Afake | originalfmonline.com | Ghana