The candidate for the Ofoase Ayiribe Constituency in the House of Representatives, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has endorsed Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia’s bid to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the impending 2024 elections.
Nkrumah expressed his respect for Dr. Bawumia’s significant contributions to the party over the years during an event in his district that was recorded on camera and uploaded on Twitter.
Nkrumah spoke to Bawumia as a loyal cornerstone of the NPP and emphasised the vice president’s unflinching dedication to upholding the party whenever it is in peril. He also praised Bawumia’s modesty and commitment to party issues.
“I want to tell you something today. Throughout our political journey, since I first met Dr. Bawumia in 2008 while he was working at the Bank of Ghana and I was at Joy FM, I have quietly acquired some priceless lessons from him.
“Dr. Bawumia routinely goes up to defend the party when it is under assault, even at the risk of receiving negative attention personally. He has consistently supported this cause.
Nkrumah continued by elaborating on the idea of repaying kindness with kindness and highlighting the need to recognise Bawumia’s devotion to his services to the NPP. He emphasised that rather than opposing Bawumia, the party should be strengthened by his selfless work.
According to Nkrumah’s quotation of Proverbs 17:13, “Whoever repays evil for good, evil will never depart from their house.” In light of this, should we react negatively if Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has helped us?
He said, “Our Chairman and I will vote for him (Dr. Bawumia) this month, and in November, delegates from Ofoase Ayirebi will fully support him.”
Dr. Bawumia is one of ten candidates fighting for the position of flag bearer, and well-known people like former commerce minister Alan Kyerematen and Kennedy Agyapong are said to be his main competitors.
In a preliminary vote set for August, the NPP will reduce the 10 contenders to five after the screening step. In the decisive election, which will take place in November 2023, the party will choose a new leader to succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.