The Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has appealed to NPP delegates to rally behind Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia to ensure he becomes the flagbearer of the governing party for the 2024 general elections.
Addressing party delegates during the Vice-President’s campaign tour of the Eastern Region, he predicted that Dr Bawumia would emerge victorious in the upcoming presidential primaries of the NPP.
“Dr. Bawumia is the only candidate who can break the NDC’s fortresses, and secure our position as the ruling party,” he stated. He stressed that the Vice-President’s unique qualities set him apart from other contenders, making him the party’s best chance to clinch victory in the 2024 elections.
Mr Annoh-Dompreh praised the Vice-President as the candidate with the strongest potential to not only maintain the NPP’s ruling status, but also to challenge the opposition NDC’s stronghold. He urged party members to put their faith in Dr Bawumia and cast their votes for him en masse.
He further pointed to the fact that in Ghanaian presidential elections, a mere 3% difference in the vote count can determine the outcome. He firmly believes that the Vice-President possesses the drive and vision necessary to provide the NPP with the crucial edge it needs.
He noted that delegates across all 16 regions of the country are fervently rallying behind Bawumia’s candidacy, with a shared goal of ending the eight-year political jinx.
The Vice-President’s campaign tour of the region was greeted by a spirited crowd of NPP members and delegates. The warm reception highlighted the enthusiasm and support for his candidacy among the party faithful.
Dr Bawumia expressed gratitude for the overwhelming reception, and pledged his commitment to securing victory not only in the primaries but also in the subsequent general election. He emphasised the importance of party unity and working collectively toward the party’s success.
Meanwhile, the Vice-President commissioned a JHS classroom block and a fully-equipped ICT centre for Kwaboanta Presby Primary and JHS. The classroom block, which he funded, was in fulfilment of a promise made to the Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana during its Centenary Anniversary celebration last year.
“I thank God for the successful completion of this project, which is a legacy gift from me, to the Akuapem Presbytery, on its landmark 100th Anniversary,” he stated
Meanwhile, the NPP has cautioned presidential hopefuls against portraying the party’s electoral roll for its presidential primaries as unreliable.
Some aspirants’ campaign teams have expressed concerns over the register, alleging the presence of errors.
In a press statement signed by William Yamoah, the Secretary of the Presidential Elections Committee, the NPP reassured that the committee is actively collaborating with the presidential aspirants to rectify any identified errors.
The party emphasized its commitment not only to producing a dependable voter register but also to ensuring an election process characterized by openness, equity, and clarity.
The statement also acknowledged historical disputes related to election albums within the context of the party’s electoral history in the 4th Republic.
The statement said the NPP had, in conjunction with the Presidential Elections Committee, taken significant measures to prevent such conflicts in the present contest. The party deemed it regrettable for anyone to incorrectly suggest that the Album is misleading to the Ghanaian public.
“We are aware that complaints about albums have been a subject matter of disputes in the history of our political party elections in the 4th Republic and this is exactly what the NPP together with the Presidential Elections Committee is taking steps to avoid in the current contest. It is therefore unfortunate for anyone to give the impression to Ghanaians that the Album is a fallacy,” the statement said.