Bawumia Outlines Reasons He Wants To Ghana's Next President: "I Have Been An Excellent Vice President"

Bawumia Outlines Reasons He Wants To Ghana's Next President: "I Have Been An Excellent Vice President"

  • Vice president Mahamudu Bawumia has made a strong case for why he must be given the mandate as the next president of Ghana
  • He filed his nomination for NPP flagbearer on Friday, June 16, 2023, accompanied by hundreds of party supporters and several sitting MPs of the party
  • Dr Bawumia said among other things that he will make a good president because he has delivered impressively on his mandate as vice president

Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has justified why he deserves to be Ghana's next president after Nana Akufo-Addo.

Speaking at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) head office after filing his nomination for flagbearer on Friday, June 16, 2023, the vice president said among other things that he has delivered as an excellent vice president.

Vice president Mahamudu Bawumia says he's the best person to be Ghana's next president after Nana Akufo-Addo
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (L) and him sitting close to Nana Akufo-Addo. Source: Facebook/@MBawumia.
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He believes it is time for Ghanaians to vote him into office as President.

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"I have built a solid track record of performance as vice president with an unflinching loyalty to our party and government through rain or shine", he told hundreds of party supporters who accompanied him to file his nomination on Friday.

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Aside from the grassroots supporters of the party who thronged the party head office, the vice president was also accompanied by many sitting party MPs.

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Bawumia promises to make Ghana Africa's digital hub

Outlining some of the plans he has for the country, the vice president, who faces stiff competition from former trade minister Alan Kyerematen and Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong, said he intends to build on the foundations of Nana Akufo-Addo's government to move the country forward.

He said, for instance, that Ghana will become Africa's digital hub under his presidency.

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"I want to see a Ghana where we leverage technology, data and systems for inclusive economic growth", he added.

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Meanwhile, reported in a related story that hundreds of NPP supporters made a big deal of Dr Bawumia's filing of nominations on Friday, June 16.

They danced and made merry on the streets as the vice president and his campaign arrived at the party office.

Last month, former vice chairman Fred Oware and former national organiser Sammy Awuku picked up the forms on behalf of Dr Bawumia.

Ohene Ntow dismisses Bawumia as mastermind of paperless Port system

As the NPP flagbearer race intensifies, a top member of the Alan Kyerematen campaign has said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is not the initiator of the Paperless Port System.

Nana Ohene Ntow disclosed on a current affairs show on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, that former trade minister Alan Kyerematen is the mastermind of the port system.

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The groundbreaking system is credited for the faster turnaround time in the clearing of goods at the ports.

NPP revises timetable for primaries

Also, the governing NPP has announced a revision to the party's timetable for the upcoming primaries.

The party has announced August 26, 2023, to elect a final five presidential aspirants who will contest at the party's congress on November 4, 2023.

The party has announced that the vetting of all presidential aspirants will take place on Monday, July 3 and ends on Thursday, July 6, 2023.

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