President Mahama while campaigning at Lawra in the Upper West Region, said the NPP will not allow Dr. Bawumia to be their flagbearer because the party is largely not in support of northerners taking up such positions.
“Sometimes I feel sad when I see some of our northern brothers running and also doing this. They will use you and dump you. Let anything happen today and let our brother Bawumia say he is standing for president in NPP. They will never give it to him I can assure you,” he added.
The New Patriotic Party had called out the president on the issue and asked him retract his divisive comments.
NPP Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, has since condemned the comments, whereas Dr. Mahamud Bawumia has replied President Mahama, saying he [Mr. Mahama], is not the kind of President northerners are looking for.
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