Bryan Acheampong, the Minister of Agriculture and Abetifi MP has orchestrated a lobby to consider him as Running Mate to Vice president Bawumia in 2024.
A group calling itself ‘TIME FOR BRYAN’ made up of traders in the Eastern Region declared their support for Bryan Acheampong as the best candidate to team up with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
This comes after Acheampong refused on live radio to endorse Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as flagbearer on 8th August 2023 on Peace FM Kokrokoo.
Bryan Acheampong said he won’t declare for Bawumia as NPP flagbearership until after the NPP August 26 Superdelegates primary.
The controversial politician made an appearance on PeaceFM Kokrokoo with Kwame Sefa Kayi where he declined to endorse Bawumia.
According to him, he fears his preffered candidate may lose hence he is waiting until after the Superdelegates Primaries before he declares his choice.
“The Superdelegates should decide. Today, my candidate may not win but I will not declare my support until the superdelegates give direction of where we go this August” He told Kwame Sefa Kayi in Twi.
A week later he declared his support for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. It is unclear what made him change his mind.
TIME FOR BRYAN
The MP who is said to have presidential ambitions has been lobbying MPs and party officials to be considered for the running mate on the quiet.
The latest is the The group, Time For Bryan, which has many of its members as NPP sympathizers’ who say he is the best person to be the running mate for the NPP to retain power in the 2024 polls.
The group claims Bryan Acheampong and Bawumia would form a formidable team capable of ‘Breaking the 8’ and steering the nation towards a more prosperous future.
Speaking to the media, group leader Adwoa Saah, said the grassroots members appreciate Acheampong’s people-centered governance style, highlighting his accessibility to constituents and dedication to addressing their concerns as unparalleled qualities that set him apart. “We are confident he would be the ideal person to join hands with Dr. Bawumia for the aspirations of Ghanaians”, she noted.
“Most of the NPP grassroots are calling for Bryan Acheampong to be the running mate for Bawumia due to his firm, transparent, and honest way of dealing with issues; for this reason, we are solidly supporting him,” she added.