‘No need for change’ – Akufo-Addo endorses Bawumia as running mate for election 2020
President Akufo Addo has announced that he has maintained his Vice, Mahamamudu Bawumia as his running mate for election 2020.
This he said will be the case should party delegates give him the opportunity to become flagbearer for the governing New Patriotic Party.
“Our party rules demand that you need to choose a vice-presidential nominee as soon as you are declared a flagbearer. This is not something we need to think so much about. As soon as I am declared as flagbearer, I am going with this same man. Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia is the same man I’m running with. Still maintained, not changed,” he said.
So far, the President is the only person to have picked a Presidential nomination form and filed in a bid to lead the party into the 2020 polls.
He filed his nomination at the party’s head office after delivering his final State of The Nation Address Thursday, February 20, 2020.
President Akufo Addo has welcomed by a large crowd of supporters at the Asylum Down office of the party in Accra.
The ceremony was characterized by drumming and singing which can best be described as a fun-fair.
NPP National Chairman, Freddie Blay, and NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, were at the office to receive and guide him through the process.