May 27, 2024


In the realm of Ghanaian politics, the choice of a running mate stands as a critical decision that significantly influences electoral fortunes. The impact of previous running mates in previous elections is evident for all to see. The latest case in point is the impact H.E Dr Bawumia had on the fortunes of the NPP in the previous elections the party won, ie 2016 and 2020. It’s important that the party does an extensive search taking into consideration all important factors in settling on a suitable candidate for the position of running mate to Dr. Bawumia.

It has been almost a tradition for NPP to select a ‘political novice’ to partner its flagbearer. The uniqueness of the upcoming 2024 elections makes almost compulsory for the party to select a running mate who is an out-and-out politician. In my assessment, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, also known as Napo, emerges as the ideal candidate for the position of running mate alongside Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for several compelling reasons;

First of all, Napo’s extensive political journey makes him the most ideal candidate to partner Dr Bawumia for victory in the 2024 elections. marked by his tenure in various ministerial positions and as a Member of Parliament, underscores his seasoned expertise and invaluable political acumen, making him a strong and experienced contender for the role.His background in medicine and public health signifies not just academic excellence but also an invaluable perspective crucial in addressing pressing issues, particularly in healthcare policies and educational reforms. His proven track record, notably during his term as the Minister of Education, exemplifies a proactive approach in implementing reforms, indicating his potential to drive transformative policies beneficial to the nation.

Furthermore, Napo’s unwavering allegiance and loyalty to the party make a compelling case for his candidacy. His allegiance, combined with his rich experience and fresh perspectives, could contribute significantly to the party’s success.The aspect of regional and ethnic representation is pivotal in selecting a running mate. Napo’s background offers a balanced representation, ensuring a broader appeal across different regions and ethnic groups, a factor crucial in garnering wider acceptance.

Moreover, his relatively youthful age is a potential asset that could resonate with a demographic seeking a more youthful and dynamic leadership in the political landscape, thereby appealing to a broader spectrum of the populace.

In conclusion, considering Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia could present a formidable and compelling leadership duo. His wealth of political experience, educational background, party loyalty, regional representation, and potential to resonate with the youth, collectively, create a persuasive case for their joint candidacy, capable of reshaping and advancing Ghana’s political future.

Thank you
Prince Amanor
Oti Regional Youth organizer.

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