Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, says he has sacrificed enough for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) therefore he should be given the opportunity to lead the party in the 2024 general election.
He made this plea whiles addressing the delegates in the Suame constituency as part of his campaign tour in the Ashanti Region.
According to him, when the party needed a witness for the 2012 general election petition, he was available to sacrifice for the NPP when his contenders were giving excuses.
He noted that he has to sacrifice his political career without thinking of the consequences of the outcome of the petition in the future.
“Most of our members were giving excuses when the party was in need of a witness for the 2012 general election petition at the Supreme Court. I sacrificed my political career for the party, knowing very well the implications ahead if I don’t deliver well in court.”
“The excuses were many, some claimed they were travelling and all that because they were scared to put their political career on the line, but I stood my ground, I’m the best person to lead the party,” Dr. Bawumia added.
Dr. Bawumia is among the ten main aspirants who are seeking to be the flagbearer of the NPP for the 2024 polls.
As it stands now, ten aspirants have filed their nominations and have gone through the vetting process successfully waiting for the vetting committee of the party to announce the five main aspirants who will be contesting in the primaries come November 4, 2023.
The other nine are former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey, a former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a former General Secretary of NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a former MP for Offinso North, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, a former Energy Minister, Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko, an Energy expert, Kojo Opoku and former MP for Mampong constituency, Francis Addai-Nimoh.