Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has called for a clean campaign devoid of hate speech that can tarnish the image of a candidate as aspirants are currently campaigning towards the internal primaries.
The Presidential primaries to elect a flagbearer to lead the NPP in the 2024 general elections is slated for November 4, 2023.
So far, ten people including the Vice President, have filed to contest the party’s flagbearership, and campaigning has intensified, with some aspirants being accused of waging a hate campaign.
Addressing party delegates on the final day of his Greater Accra tour at Obom Domeabra Constituency, Dr. Bawumia said, as one family, it is important for all camps to understand that the party would need a united front to face the “main enemy”, which is the NDC.
“We all should understand that the campaign we are having now is for internal election. The main enemy in 2024 is the NDC. As we embark on the campaign, let is not speak against each other,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“We want peace, we want a clean campaign and we want a clean election. We don’t want anyone to go out there and speak against an opponent. Because after our elections, we will need everyone on board to tackle the NDC,” he said.
In a clear demonstration of his commitment to a clean campaign, Dr. Bawumia said he has asked his campaign staff and well-wishers to be mindful of their utterances in order to ensure the unity of the party.
“So I have told all my supporters and spokespersons that we want a clean campaign and they should not go out there and insult anyone.”
“We are one family so let’s all stay together. When the contest is over, we will all come together as one family and make sure that the NDC doesn’t come back to power. That is very important. Let’s keep the NPP in power and we want unity in the NPP.”
The Vice President after touring all the constituencies in the Greater Accra has shown his appreciation to all delegates for their solemn welcome and support.
“Thank you Greater Accra Delegates for making my tour of the region successful. God bless you all!”