Promote me to President, I passed as Vice President – Bawumia urges Ghanaians

Vice President and presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that as Vice President under the Akufo-Addo administration, he initiated and championed a total of 33 cutting-edge policies whereas his contender, John Dramani Mahama during his tenure as Vice President and President, cannot boast of a single policy he initiated.

On the strength of this achievement, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said he has scored 33 as against Mr Mahama’s Zero, representing a pass for which reason he believes Ghanaians should promote him to be president of the Republic in the upcoming 7 December 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Dr Bawumia made the assertion when he addressed members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the United Kingdom (UK) at their fundraising dinner dance organised together with the Young Executives Forum (YEF) and held at the Landmark London Hotel on Saturday, 22 June 2024, to raise money among members of the NPP-UK to support the 2024 campaign of Dr Bawumia.

“Most people say I have been the most impactful Vice President in the history of Ghana, and that is based on my performance. If you look at the policies I have initiated and championed in the last 8 years, you can count 33 policies, the Vice President told his audience.

“Can you think of one policy, just one policy that John Mahama has initiated? So, the score between Bawumia and Mahama is 33 for Bawumia and Zero for Mahama.

“So, when it comes to the work of a Vice President, I have passed the exams, so I should be promoted as president of the Republic of Ghana. I should be promoted, and I want you to promote me,” Dr Mahamudu Bawumia further remarked in his address to the NPP faithful in the UK.

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Possibilities/ Next gear

Dr Bawumia, in his address, pointed out that one of his primary objectives should he be elected as president by the people of Ghana, will be to seek to promote a mindset of possibilities among the citizenry instead of the attitude of impossibilities that appears to dominate the current way of thinking at various levels in the nation.

The NPP leader reported to the party faithful in London that the first round of his 2024 campaign, which started on 29 April and ended on 12 June 2024, has been largely successful and impactful. He indicated that from the month of July, he will be shifting to the 2nd gear and reach the 3rd and 4th gear by November 2024.

“The campaign has started in earnest. We have done a tour of the 16 regions, and we just finished with Ashanti. I would like to thank the Ashanti regional chairman and all the campaign team in Ashanti for the massive show of force that everybody saw when we got there,” Dr Mahamudu Bawumia remarked.

“I think going through the 16 regions, it is clear that the narrative is changing. There were people who, six months ago, did not believe that the NPP was going to win the 2024 elections, but I think that after talking about our record and talking about our vision for this country, minds have changed dramatically and NPP is in the position to win the 2024 elections”.

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“We are not going to be complacent. We are just beginning. This first tour of the 16 regions is the first gear of the campaign. We are going to go into the second gear in July, the third and fourth gear by November, and I believe at every stage, we are going to up the anthem,” Dr Bawumia further remarked.

Choose accountability

General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Frimpong Koduah, in a brief solidarity message to members of the NPP-UK, said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the entire NPP are eternally grateful to the NPP-UK, the premier branch, for its contributions to the success of the NPP as a party over the last 32 years.

He noted that the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections are crucial for the development of the country because the NPP has a candidate who is qualified to run for two terms compared with the NDC candidate who can only serve in office for just for one term in the unlikely event that he is elected as president.

“The question is, between a candidate who can run for two terms (8 years) and one who can only run for one term (4 years), who should be given the chance to be president. If we choose Dr Bawumia, he will be forced to deliver because he will have the opportunity to come back to Ghanaians after four years to ask them to renew his mandate,” Justin Frimpong Koduah said.

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“The NDC candidate, on the other hand, will not be coming back to Ghanaians to renew his mandate so he will not be accountable. I urge you all to let your friends and family members back home in Ghana know that there are challenges and that these challenges are global. But with the visionary leader, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as president, Ghana will get to the promised land,” he added.

Unwavering support

Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong (Wofa K), chairman of the NPP-UK branch in his remarks assured the presidential candidate of the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia of the NPP-UK’s unwavering support, noting that the NPP-UK believes in his leadership, and his ability to take Ghana to new heights.

“NPP-UK will work tirelessly to ensure we secure every constituency allocated to us in the December 2024 elections. We understand the significance of this task and we are prepared to rise to the occasion.

“Our dedicated members and effective communicators will be at the forefront championing Dr Bawumia’s policies and advocating for the NPP’s vision across all platforms. Dr Bawumia, your contributions as Vice President have been very remarkable,” Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong said.

“Your involvement in over 30 policies ranging from the introduction of mobile money interoperability to the digitalisation of public services has already begun to reshape Ghana’s socio-economic landscape. Your leadership in these initiatives has proved that you are not just a visionary but also a pragmatic leader capable of delivering tangible results,” Adumattah Agyapong added.



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