- Ama Busia wants the NPP to select Bawumia as the NPP’s flagbearer
- She said she opposed his selection in 2008
- His performance, however, forced her to apologise to the president
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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is more than qualified to lead the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the 2024 general elections, Ama Busia has said.
Speaking to Okyeman TV, Ama Busia expressed regret for opposing Bawumia as Akufo-Addo’s choice for a running mate.
She said in a report filed by graphic.com.gh and sighted by YEN.com.gh that Bawumia’s shrewdness and contribution to the party compelled her to apologise to President Akufo-Addo for opposing his choice in 2018.
"I told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that if I ever opposed his selection of Dr. Bawumia as running mate, he should please forgive me,” she said.
A sibling of late Kofi Abrefa Busia, a former Prime Minister of Ghana, Ama Busia is a founding member of the NPP.
According to her, Bawumia paid his dues to the NPP, thus making him the right person to lead the party in the 2024 elections.
“Dr. Bawumia is more than qualified to lead the NPP in 2024. The young man is a gem,” she stated.
In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel S.M Torto declared that “no man can dim the light” of Dr. Bawumia.
The vice president will be battling the likes of Trade and Industry Minister, Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and the Agriculture Minister for the chance to lead the NPP into the 2024 elections.
A recent survey by the European Public Policy Institute (EPPI) disclosed that Dr. Bawumia has an “upper hand” over the trade and industry minister as the successor to President Akufo-Addo as the NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2024 elections.
Addressing congregants at the Easter Sunday Service of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Rt. Rev. Torto urged the vice president to remain resolute and work for God and man because he is on a worthy cause.
“There is light ahead of you and only God can put that light off. No man and I mean no man can dim your light…,” the man of God told the vice president when he joined members of the church for the Easter Sunday worship.
Meanwhile, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has stated that former President John Dramani Mahama will be the party’s presidential candidate for the 2024 general elections.
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