The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that he will never attempt to attack any of his opponents in the New Patriotic Patriotic (NPP) flagbearer race since that won’t speak well of the party.
Dr. Bawumia, addressing some NPP stakeholders in Goaso in the Ahafo Region on September 18 stressed that attacking his opponents in the internal election would be toxic and wouldn’t be good for the NPP party.
The Vice President added that his motive is to be focused, share ideas and project the good work of the government in order to defeat the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) party in the 2024 general election.
“I don’t believe in attacking my opponents and I won’t do that because it will be toxic and won’t be good for our party,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“This is an internal contest to elect our flagbearer, so why should I attack my opponents or say something against our party? I am running a very decent campaign. I am selling my ideas to delegates and I do that with decorum, with humility, with respect, and without mentioning anybody’s name”.
The Vice President also said he has cautioned his campaign team members and spokesperson not to attack anybody, even if he is attacked by any aspirant, in the interest of the party.
“This should be a contest of ideas, not insults. So I have told all my staff not to insult or attack anyone. They should stick to sharing my vision and message to delegates. I have told them that even if I am attacked or insulted, they, should not respond because I am a unifier”.
NPP is currently preparing for the November 4 internal polls to elect the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 elections.
On September 13, the party’s National Election Committee at the party’s headquarters in Accra balloted for the four main contestants in the upcoming internal election.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong picked the first position, followed by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the second slot.
Former Minister for Agriculture Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto picked the third position while former MP for Mampong, Francis Addai Nimo picked the fourth slot.
Dr Bawumia had the most votes in an earlier contest to trim the aspirants from 10 to five.
However, former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen who is known to be one of the patriots in the party opted out of the last five, citing unfair treatment and favouritism.