Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia after filing his nomination forms at the party’s headquarters today(June 16, 2023) shared with his audience and the public how he encountered life challenges although he is known to belong to a well-to-do family.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is currently seeking public support to retain the seat for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the 2024 general election.
Addressing the crowd at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down, a suburb of Accra, Dr Bawumia said seeing in himself as a politician today and seeking to be a President for a nation is by God’s grace as the journey from primary school to the tertiary wasn’t so easy for him.
“This is a very important day in my life. From Sakasaka Primary School to Tamale Secondary School to Oxford University to the Bank of Ghana as Deputy Governor and then to become Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. It has been an amazing journey and I thank God for how far he has brought me.”
He added, “It has not been an easy journey, it has taken a lot of hard work, discipline, and dedication to get here. I have been a by-day worker on farms during the holidays in Secondary school, I have been a warehouse boy even after finishing University, and I have been a mini truck driver”.
“I was only able to pay fees for one term during my studies at Oxford University and I had to survive for the rest of my studies without paying fees, thanks to my colleagues. I only settled my fees in arrears after I worked following my completion of my PhD in Canada”.
“I have also been a cleaner of toiletries in my university days in Canada, so I can say I have not had it easy at all. But I have always believed that with hard work, honesty and discipline and faith in God almighty, everything was possible”.
“My Life experience tells me never to take anything for granted and always to have respect for people no matter their stature in life, no matter how big or small they are. The cleaner or the driver you meet today could be the vice president or the president tomorrow.”
Dr. Bawumia has assured members of the party aiming to break the ‘eight’ that NPP will definitely win the 2024 election to continue the good works of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.