No contender in the New Patriotic Party’s presidential primary, according to Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Mavis Hawa Koomson, can better convey the message of the party in the 2024 elections than Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The MP for Awutu Senya East argues that Dr. Bawumia has the advantage to lead the party’s effort to “Break the 8” because he actively collaborated with President Akufo-Addo in government.
She claims that Dr. Bawumia has worked extremely hard in his role as vice president, and his contributions are clear to observe.
In an interview with Citi TV on Tuesday, September 12, Madam Koomson called on all NPP supporters to help him win the election on November 4.
“Dr. Bawumia is the very one who can break the ‘8’,” she said. “He has worked with President Akufo-Addo for the past eight years. He knows where we started from and where we are now. So he has a story to tell.”
“Apart from Dr. Bawumia, nobody can tell the story of the government, and that is why we are all supporting him,” she said.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, won the Super Delegates Congress of the New Patriotic Party first place.
Ten candidates had already picked up their registration forms for the November 4 central presidential primary.
The Vice President won the election with 68.15% of the total votes cast, followed by Kennedy Agyapong, the MP for Assin Central, with 14.3% of the total votes cast, after the results of 17 out of the 17 voting places around the nation were tallied.Former Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and former Trades Minister Alan Kyerematen tied for third place with 10.29% of the votes cast each.
Francis Addai Nimoh and Boakye Agyarko, a former energy minister, each received 0.98 percent of the total votes, resulting in a tie.
Thus, a run-off between the two was planned for Saturday, September 2.