Vice President and flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2024 elections, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is confident that the party will win most of the seats in the 111 orphan constituencies.
Impressed with the quality of candidates chosen to represent the party in the orphan constituencies following last weekend’s primaries, he said, “With great determination and collective working spirit, we are going to win a majority of these orphan seats during the 2024 general election. To keep our momentum and to accomplish victory, we need to stay united from the grassroots down to the highest levels of leadership.”
In a statement, Dr Bawumia said the party’s preparedness and determination to take majority of these seats from the NDC was demonstrated by the primaries.
After the voting, many new faces, a number of them young people, emerged.
Key constituencies and winners included, Awutu Senya West, Eugene Arhin; Okwaikwei North, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei ; Adentan, Akosua Manu ; Klottey Korle, Valentino Nii Noi Nortey; Asawase, Manaf Ibrahim; Ledzokuku, Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye; Ablekuma Central, Jefferson Kwamina Sackey, and Odododiodio, Abdul Manaf Nii Adjei Sowah
Others are Prestea Huni Valley, Barbara Oteng Gyasi; Savelugu, Fatahiya Abdul Aziz; Wa Central, Hajia Umu Awudu ; Tamale South, Musah Fuseini; Wenchi, Kojo Frempong; Cape Coast North, Ekow Ewusi, and Jaman South, Col (Retd) Kwadwo Damoah.
Generally, the primaries were peaceful, save some few disagreements over qualifications to vote.
Candidates who lost did not complain and many saw it as a positive sign for the party going into the 2024 elections.
Dr Bawumia commended the NPP national leadership, particularly for supervising very peaceful and transparent primaries in the orphan constituencies.
“On behalf of the party, I offer my sincere congratulations to all our newly elected parliamentary candidates for our beloved NPP,” he added.
Victory not everything
Dr Bawumia reminded the victorious candidates that their victory is not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter of service and responsibility.
“To win the confidence of the Ghanaian people, we must adopt humility and grace. Special thanks to the aspirants who couldn’t make it for your determination and courage. The party is indebted to you.
“For us in the NPP, we have a fundamental commitment to our goal of breaking the 8 in 2024 and I call upon all dedicated party members and supporters to step up their efforts to achieve this noble objective. Together, we are going to continue in our quest for a brighter Ghana’s future with unshakable determination, unity in purpose, and determinedness. It is possible,” he stated,