I’m ready to help you win election 2020 – Bawumia assures Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
President Akufo-Addo with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has assured president Akufo-Addo that he is ready to help him win the 2020 elections.

Dr. Bawumia gave the assurance after Akufo-Addo picked him as his running mate for the next general polls on Saturday.

“Mr. President, I will never take the trust and loyalty you have reposed in me for granted and will continue to do everything in my capacity to support you in the execution of your mandate as President. Sir, it has been a privilege working for you all these years and I thank you for giving me the opportunity. God Bless you,” Dr. Bawumia said.

He added: “I am also indebted to so many men and women who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our party and country on a daily basis without outward recognition.”

“The rules of the electoral commission and the constitution of the Republic of Ghana requires that at the time of filing my nomination, I need to indicate the identity of my running mate. If God permit will be the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the 2020 general elections.

“The constitution of our party provides in Article 13 (3) that the vice-presidential candidates shall be selected upon the nomination of the presidential candidate in consultation with the national council. So today, I have the great honor to put in consultation with the members of the national council my choice of running mate for the fourth time is the excellent, hardworking vice president Dr. Alhaji Mohamudu Bawumia,” Akufo-Addo said during his acclamation on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

The acclamation was preceded by a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday.

Mr Akufo-Addo will face former President John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, who is staging a come back after he was defeated in the country’s general elections in 2016.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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