Bawmia Likens Himself To Paul: Vice President Claims He Joined Party Late But He's Been More Impactful

Bawmia Likens Himself To Paul: Vice President Claims He Joined Party Late But He's Been More Impactful

  • Vice President Dr Bawumia has countered claims that he joined the NPP late and so does not deserve to be party leader by comparing himself to Apostle Paul
  • According to the NPP flagbearer, although the Biblical Apostle Paul became a disciple of Jesus Christ late he was more impactful at spreading the Gospel
  • Dr Bawumia was speaking to party delegates on Sunday, August 6, 2023, in the Eastern Region as part of his campaign to be NPP presidential candidate in 2024

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has hit back at critics who say he does not deserve to lead the NPP because he joined the party late.

Speaking at a party event on Sunday, August 6, 2023, the vice president likened himself to Apostle Paul in the Bible, who though regarded as a latter-day apostle of Jesus Christ, spread the Gospel farther and wider.

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Dr Bawumia said critics say he joined NPP just in 2008 so he cannot become the next flagbearer.

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says he is like Apostle Paul who become a disciple of Christ late but achieved more than the early comers.
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at a state event. Source: Facebook/@MBawumia.
Source: Facebook

He argued that although he came in 2008 he has been chosen as running mate four times over the last 16 years.

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According to him, although he has become a vice president two times, critics say he is new in the party.

"Those of you who are Christians, did Paul come early? Did he come early? Paul didn’t come early but was more impactful and influential “. I am Paul! I’m the Paul who did not come early but impactful than all,” Dr Bawumia said told party delegates in Akuapem South constituency in the Eastern Region.

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Meanwhile, the current MP for Okere and minister for local government Daniel Botwe has declared support for Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's presidential campaign.

Dan Botwe said Bawumia is NPP's best chance of holding on to power beyond 2024.

The MP declared his support for Dr Bawumia during a gathering of party members in his constituency.

Energy ministry PRO launches welfare scheme as part of campaign for Adentan seat reported in a separate story that energy ministry PRO Kwasi Obeng-Fosu has energised the NPP grassroots in the Adentan constituency through the launch of a welfare scheme for the party.

The BT Welfare Scheme was launched on Thursday, July 3, 2023, when the young politician stormed the party office to file his nomination to contest the party's parliamentary primary for the Adentan constituency.

Kwasi Obeng-Fosu is confident that he has the experience and dedication to win back the Adentan seat for the NPP.

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Bawumia makes new "One Constituency, 10 Appointments Policy" promise

Also, reported that vice president Mahamudu Bawumia has proposed a "One Constituency, 10 Appointments Policy".

The Vice President said New Patriotic Party loyalists have been complaining about a lack of appointments for them.

Bawumia said the plan is to ensure 7,000 appointees come from all of Ghana's 275 constituencies.

Kennedy Agyapong jabs Bawumia on campaign train

Also, Kennedy Agyapong has slammed Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his poor economic management skills.

He said the vice president has superintended over drastic depreciation of the cedi but has been touring the country touting make-believe achievements.

Both Kennedy Agyapong and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are contesting the upcoming NPP flagbearer race.

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