Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that among all the aspirants in the flagbearership race to lead the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming 2024 General Elections, he was the best and experienced.
According to him, he knew how to win elections with the experience gained from his boss, President Akufo-Addo, in winning two consecutive elections.
He stated that the delegates could count on him to defend the party, because he had been loyal and sacrificed for the party, hence, “it was time for you to vote for me to lead the party.”
He said he was the leader of the pink sheet analysis team that was prepared for the 2012 presidential election at the Supreme Election Petition.
He stated that most of the NPP members were scared to represent the party at the court to say it was their term, but he sacrificed himself for the task.
He disclosed that after the election petition, he was also appointed the Chairman of the Electoral Reforms Committee, and believed he had paid his dues for the party upon defending it so well in challenging times.
Dr. Bawumia was of the view that, among the aspirants, he was the only person the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was scared of and would only rely on tribal and religious sentiments as their campaign messages.
Dr. Bawumia believed that should the delegates give him the nod to lead the NPP come 2024, the NDC would have no campaign messages again, and both the Northerners and zongos in the Southern sector would vote for him to break the 8.
He promised to bridge the gap between party and government, and said the party thought government was not thinking of the supporters, and would ensure that every constituency selects a minimum of ten qualified members to be given an appointments and GH¢10,000.00 levy monthly for their constituencies for party work.
He noted that the current NPP government had performed more than any other in terms of roads, hospitals, astro turfs, railways, digitalisation, Ghana Card, no guarantor for student loans and 48% fuel price reduction with the introduction of the Gold for Oil policy.
He stressed that nobody should think that the NPP had no campaign messages.
The Vice President disclosed that the election petition at the Supreme Court helped the NPP to win massively in the 2016 General Elections, says the petition helped the NPP to know the rigging mechanism of the NDC, and was able to block it in the 2016 elections.