Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says he is the best person to lead the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the 2024 general elections.
According to him, per the sacrifices he has made for the party, he deserves the chance to succeed President Akufo-Addo and help the party “break the 8.”
Dr Bawumia said when the party needed a witness for the 2012 general election petition; those contesting for the position today, gave excuses but he did not.
Speaking to delegates of the party in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, July 6, Dr Bawumia said he put his political career on the line for the NPP which led to the party’s victory in 2016.
“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,” Dr Bawumia added.
Followers of Dr Bawumia’s close contender of Dr Bawumia, Alan Kwadwao Kyerematen, believe it is the turn of their candidate because he has equally made some sacrifices for the party.
They argue that he has been in the line for the position for a long time contesting former President Kufour and President Akufo-Addo.
The NPP will elect its flagbearer for the 2024 elections on November 4.
So far, 10 aspirants have been vetted by the party’s Vetting Committee chaired by former Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye.
The Committee will submit its report to the National Council through the General Secretary on Monday, July 10.