A former NPP Chairman for the Yagaba Kubori Constituency in the North East Region, Akamara Bawa, has described recent attacks on the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia amidst the raging debate on who leads the party into the 2024 elections, as unfortunate and must be discouraged.
There have been some attacks suspected to be coming from the camp of Alan Kojo Kyeremanteng to the effect that the Vice President was not suitable to lead the party because he wasn’t able to help Hajia Alima Mahama and that has caused her defeat during the 2020 general elections.
Commenting on the issue, Akamara Bawa, who is a leading member of the NPP in Northern Ghana, described such attacks as unhealthy and frivolous.
According to him, the NPP had performed better during the last general elections in the North East Region as compared to other areas in the country.
The former Yagaba Kubori NPP chairman in an interview with Diamond FM stated that, there is not a single doubt that the percentage of the party’s votes increased in the North East Region and cannot be compared to the abysmal performance and decline in other regions.
The vice president has been engaging both Christian and Muslim communities as well the floating voters and would be the best candidate to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the Flagbearer in 2024, he revealed.
Akamara Bawa also maintained that in the current political dispensation, nobody should set aside Dr. Bawumia because the effects of such a decision would spell an electoral disaster for the NPP in 2024.
He however reminded his party people that, they still have a long way to the 2024 general elections and therefore must be cautious with their activities since it has a tendency of dividing the party.
“We still have a long way to go to the 2024 general elections. In as much as we all have our preferred people to lead the party, we should do things with caution and not end up hurting ourselves,” he advised.
He explained that the NPP had only four seats in 2008 in the Northern Region, in 2012, the seats increased to 10 while in 2016, the seats further increased to 12 and in 2020, the Party had 16 seats in the Region due to the influence of Dr Bawumia.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu