Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says his role in the New Patriotic Party can easily help the party to break the ‘eight’ in 2024 if he is elected to be the flagbearer of the party.
Speaking at Aburi in the Eastern Region during his campaign tour, he refuted claims by his critics who are saying he doesn’t deserve to contest the upcoming presidential primaries to lead the NPP to the 2024 general elections since he is just a new entrant.
According to him, his political career and impact on the NPP is similar to that of the Apostle Paul in the Bible who was called late to be a disciple of Jesus Christ but did great things in propagating the word of God to the unsaved.
“Sometimes great individuals emerge at pivotal moments in history, just like the Apostle Paul emerged to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ, proclaiming that in the same way, my coming could be seen as a turning point for our nation”.
He continued by saying, “I stand before you today as a testament to the transformative power of politics. My journey has been like that of Paul, who went from being a persecutor to an apostle. Similarly, I have grown and evolved within the NPP, and I believe I am the ideal and surest candidate to ‘break the eight-year cycle’’.
Dr. Bawumia further stressed that he had succeeded in transforming the Vice Presidency from one of docility to activism, symbolic representation to policy implementation, and from mysticism to realism.
He said he believes he can effectively lead the NPP and bring about positive change for the nation, adding that “I have dedicated my life to public service, and I am determined to bring progress and prosperity to the people of Ghana. Together, we can build a nation that thrives on innovation, inclusivity, and sustainable development’’.
Addressing the crowd on some of the achievements of the party he said the NPP has done well with the implementation of the Zongo Development Fund, One District One Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, Free Senior High School, and Gold for Oil programme, among others.
He urged his supporters once again to desist from dirty politics and focus more on how to mobilize the grassroots members as well to break the ‘eight’ in the 2024 general election.