The Vice President’s Spokesperson says he has no personal interest in contesting the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearership race and subsequently as president of Ghana.
Dr. Gideon Boako said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia only wishes to move Ghana forward with his ideas.
According to him, his boss is not vying for the position to amass wealth for himself and his family.
Dr. Boako, who was speaking in an interview on Citi TV on Tuesday, June 20, described Dr. Bawumia as a unifier who will unite the NPP if elected as the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 polls.
“I think Dr. Bawumia has been the most influential person in our politics in terms of ideas and vision. A vision that you can identify with. Politics has moved to politics of ideas, so you need such visionary leaders who have organized themselves well and committed themselves.”
“You can see through them that they are not into politics to amass wealth for themselves. But they are into politics to ensure that things work. That has been the Vice President, working to make sure things are done properly. The people see him to be a unifier,” he said.
He thus urged party delegates to vote massively for Dr Bawumia to lead the NPP in the 2024 polls.
According to him, Dr Bawumia is the NPP’s best bet to “breaking the 8.”
“The NPP has a candidate who is not an Akan, the advantage it brings to the party is that, there will not be any motivation for an NPP supporter in the Akan area to say I won’t vote for Bawumia because he’s a Northerner and I’m going to vote for former President John Dramani Mahama who is also a Northerner.
“You are able to consolidate your gains in your strongholds. Then you leave Dr. Bawumia and Mr. Mahama to fight in the strongholds of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) where they both come from.”
“And see whether or not your candidate will have a competitive advantage over the NDC in his own backyard. That is where the strength of Dr. Bawumia comes in. Dr. Bawumia has been able to exert a lot of influence to the advantage of the NPP in the North.”