NPP Decides: Kumawu MP ditches Alan; says Bawumia is next to lead Ghana

Ernest Yaw Anim is new Kumawu MP.

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region has rallied support for Vice President Dr Mahumudu Bawumia as the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Mr Yaw Anim while making a strong case for Dr Bawumia’s candidacy recounted among others the support his office extended to him during the heat of the Kumawu by-elections.

“NPP never discriminates, it does not select a leader based on tribal or religious sentiments. We all witnessed the support of the Vice President during the heat of the recent by-elections in Kumawu. This is unprecedented. So, my dear delegates I know the November election is fast approaching and I know you will show support for Dr Bawumia by voting massively for him”, the lawmaker said.

This appears to have settled growing debates that the legislator belonged to the camp of former Trades Minister Alan Kyerematen, a major contender in the presidential race.

Yaw Anim who was addressing delegates on Monday (10 July) in Kumawu as part of the Vice President’s tour of the Ashanti Region said the Vice President is the best person to break the eight-year political jinx.

Meanwhile, the Vetting Committee for the New Patriotic Party’s Presidential Primary Election has recommended all 10 flagbearer aspirants as eligible to contest in the upcoming Presidential primaries.

This was contained in a statement issued by General Secretary of the party Justin Frimpong Kodua on Wednesday after receiving a report from the Mike Ocquaye-led committee. The recommended aspirants are, Former Trades Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Energy Analyst Mr Kwadwo Poku, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and former Energy Minister Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko.

The rest are former General Secretary of the NPP Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, Assin Central MP Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Former Offinso North lawmaker Kofi Konadu Apraku, immediate-past Agric Minister Dr Owusu Akoto Afriyie, former Attorney General Hon. Joe Ghartey and former MP for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh.

Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua is cautioning all ten flagbearer aspirants to be measured and decorous in their campaigns.




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