Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia has called for a clean and decent campaign in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of its presidential elections.
Describing the contests as a ‘family contest’, Dr Bawumia stated that all the other nine aspirants are from the same ancestral root, which is the UP tradition.
Accordingly, the Vice-President has urged his followers to eschew verbal attacks directly and indirectly on other aspirants seeking to lead the party as flag bearers to the next general elections, but rather focus on the opposition National Democratic Congress.
“As a family, all factions must recognize that a united front is necessary to confront the NDC,” Dr. Bawumia stated in Kumasi during a campaign tour in the Ashanti Region.
He added that unity among the aspirants would be needed to face the opposition NDC going into the 2024 general elections.
The NPP is scheduled to elect its flagbearer for the 2024 elections on November
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Meanwhile, the NPP has banned all government officials including ministers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives, chief executive officers of state-owned enterprises, regional and constituency executives from serving as polling agents for the presidential aspirants in the party’s Special Electoral College election slated for Saturday, August 26, 2023.
The party has also made the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in Accra the final collation centre for the polls which would take place at all 16 regional capitals and the party headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra.
These were contained in the guidelines issued by the Presidential Elections Committee of the NPP on Monday to regulate the conduct of the election.