- A former NPP constituency chairman believes Dr. Bawumia will never lead the party
- He argues that the NPP will rather go for a Christian
- John Mahama and the NDC have petitioned the Supreme Court for a rerun
A leading member of the incumbent New Patriotic Party, E.G. Buckman says there is no way Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will lead the NPP as flag bearer in 2024.
In a published opinion, the former constituency chairman for Cape coast argued that the “winning formula” of the NPP is to choose a flagbearer from the Southern part of Ghana (must be a Christian) thence resort to the Northern part for the president. He says Bawumia’s chance at the presidency is very lean.
“The NPP has devised for itself a winning formula that has proven to be almost perfect since the year 2000. The wisdom of those party fathers who came up with this gift of formula to the party must be appreciated and respected,” excerpts of his write up said.
Dr. Bawumia has played a pivotal role in the election victory of the NPP. From swaying thousands of votes from NDC strongholds in the Northern Region, developing skills-training and as the senior economic advisor to the president.
Ghana’s 2020 elections has been documented by many political scientists as the most controversial and bloody.
Election results declared by the Returning Officer to the President – Jean Mensa – confirms that John Mahama was unable to garner 50 plus one votes. The results show that John Mahama polled 6,214,889 while Nana Addo polled 6,730,413 votes.
The opposition NDC has fiercely rejected the results of the election. John Mahama has described it as flawed and rigged. Party supporters have also picketed at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on various occasions against the results.
Political scientists at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana argue that forming a parallel government is unconstitutional. Such acts can even trigger treasonable offences.
The Managing news editor of the crusading guide newspaper says that the results of presidential and parliamentary elections have been gazette. He believes it will only take a judgment from the Supreme Court to reverse the results of the elections.
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