Bawumia disowns campaign posters announcing presidential bid

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has distanced himself from campaign posters announcing his bid to become the presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the next general election in 2024.

He said he had not given his consent for such activities to be carried out on his behalf and should be ignored.

“The Office of the Vice President has taken notice of the proliferation of posters around the country apparently promoting Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the presidential candidate of the NPP for the 2024 elections,” the statement signed and issued by Gideon Boako, Dr Bawumia’s spokesperson, said.  

It said for the record, the Vice President had not given his consent to them and other associated activities and he is committed, dedicated and determined to helping President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo execute the mandate given him by the citizenry.

The statement said Dr Bawumia remained focused and resolute on assisting and supporting the president in the execution of his agenda to transform Ghana and that is where everybody’s focus should be.

Three months into President Akufo-Addo’s second term mandate, there seems to be some jostling within the governing party on who would succeed him before Election 2024.

The Communications Director of the NPP, Buaben Asamoa, has condemned such activities and subsequently advised such interested persons to exercise restraint and focus on helping the NPP achieve its goals for President Akufo-Addo’s second term.

He mentioned that it was important the candidates exercised some self-restraint to demonstrate that they believe in the future of the NPP; they believe that the performance of the government was what will give them victory in 2024, they believe that they are part of a team and must act as members of that team.

“Right now, what are you fighting for or aspiring to? The President has just won an election and been inaugurated and delivered his State of the Nation Address and his budget for the second term has just been read, so what are you fighting to succeed? It’s simply too early”, Mr Asamoa said. –

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