When the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was in need of a witness for the Supreme Court’s 2012 general election appeal and the majority of its members were making excuses, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia declared that he had made enough sacrifices for the party.
He feels that he must be given the chance to lead the party in the general elections of 2024.
Speaking to delegates in the Suame constituency, Dr Bawumia indicated that his political career was on the line when he testified on behalf of the party.
For the next 11 days, Bawumia will be in the Ashanti Region, the NPP’s stronghold, where he will be addressing delegates in 47 constituencies about why they should pick him over the other nine candidates running for the party’s flagbearership.
He believes he is the most qualified person to lead the party to victory in 2024.
He stated that “Most of our members were giving excuses when the party was in need of a witness for the 2012 general election petition at the Supreme Court. I sacrificed my political career for the party, knowing very well the implications ahead if I don’t deliver well in court.
“The excuses were many, some claimed they were travelling and all that because they were scared to put their political career on the line, but I stood my ground, I’m the best person to lead the party”.
Former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen, former Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, former Mampong MP Francis Addai-Nimoh, former Railways and Development Minister Joe Ghartey, and former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko are among the NPP stalwarts running for flagbearer.
Others include Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, a two-time candidate for president, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, a former general secretary of the NPP, and Kennedy Agyepong, an MP from Assin Central.