With just nineteen days remaining until the crucial New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s campaign is experiencing a surge in support from the party’s grassroots. This support is evident as more individuals openly shift their allegiance from other flagbearer aspirants to throw their weight behind the Vice President’s candidacy.
Following the recent endorsement by executives from the Assin Central Constituency of the Central Region, the home constituency of flagbearer aspirant Kennedy Agyapong, the Ashanti Region has joined the chorus of support for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
In a noteworthy news conference held on Sunday, October 15, 2023, fervent supporters of both John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten and Kennedy Agyapong officially defected to Dr. Bawumia’s camp, pledging their unwavering dedication. Led by Mr. Dawuda Afriyie, the First Vice Chairman of the Offinso North Constituency, this spirited group made their commitment clear with a viral video showcasing their support and chanting the slogan “It’s Possible.”
During their address to the press, Adul Aziz Ismail, also known as Kennedy Ba and a polling station Executive at Kwaman Methodist in the Afigya Kwabre North Constituency, emphasised the necessity of a viable candidate, highlighting the urgency of Dr. Bawumia’s candidacy.
“We are in search of a formidable flagbearer for the 2024 polls. Some of our MPs and Executives have faced severe criticism for their preferred candidates. The Majority Leader, with years of experience as an MP, recognizes the best candidate for the flagbearer position and has chosen the Vice President. Our revered leader, Kan Dapaah, firmly believes that Bawumia is the obvious choice, and we wholeheartedly share their conviction. Consequently, we have made the resolute decision to lend our full support to the Vice President,” he declared.
Mr. Adul Aziz Ismail expressed his view that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the ideal choice for the NPP’s flagbearer in the 2024 elections. He emphasized that their decision is motivated by their unwavering commitment to the NPP’s greater good, devoid of any inducement or personal gain.
On a related note, Mr. Dawuda Afriyie, a staunch supporter of Alan Kyeremanten in the Ashanti Region, expressed his disappointment with the actions of the NPP member who recently resigned.
“After Alan’s decision to resign from the NPP, it is clear that I am no novice in politics, needing guidance on which path to follow. I cast my vote for Busia in 1969, and I have consistently exercised my right to vote ever since. We have a dedicated support base across the 15 constituencies under my purview, and I can confidently affirm that they are now firmly behind Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia,” he affirmed.