Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has strongly refuted reports suggesting that he is already planning to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as flag-bearer, come 2020.
In a statement released via his official Facebook page Monday, Dr. Bawumia said posters purporting to indicate that he has begun a campaign to become the NPP’s presidential candidate should be totally disregarded.
According to him, such a move has been made just to “cause disaffection” between himself and party members.
He, therefore called on the public “to treat the poster campaign with the contempt it deserves”.
Dr. Bawumia, a one-time former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, a respected economist and a technocrat, was introduced to full time politics in 2008, following his selection to be Nana Addo’s running mate in 2008.
Many political watchers believe he has matured into a vociferous and formidable politician, and has been very instrumental in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) victory in the 2016 elections.
Below is the full-statement by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia:
“The attention of the Office of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been drawn to posters purporting to indicate that H.E. Dr Bawumia has begun a campaign to lead the New Patriotic Party into the 2020 elections.
It is clear that the perpetrator(s) of this act intend to cause disaffection for the Vice President but their campaign will fail.
For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state unequivocally that the posters are the figment of the imagination of the originator(s), and we call on all Ghanaians and the general public to treat the poster campaign with the contempt it deserves."