NPP ready for Super Delegates Conference; Massive nationwide endorsement awaits Bawumia

After traversing the length and breadth of the country selling their messages, the stage is set for the 10 flag bearer aspirants of the New Patriotic Party ( NPP) to battle it out at the super delegates conference on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

The 10 aspirants are Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; ; a 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; the MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong; a former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Kofi Konada Apraku; a former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko; a former MP for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh , and an energy expert, Kwadwo Poku .

At the end of the day, five will scale through to the National Delegates Congress scheduled for November 4, 2023 while five will see their quest to become the presidential candidate of the party for the 2024 general elections crash out.

The Thunder can predict that the place of Dr. Bawumia in the top 5 is already secured. Our research indicate that he would secure between 70 – 75 per cent of the votes while the other nine share between 25 and 30 per cent.
Alan Kyerematen and Kennedy Agyapong are going neck-to-neck for second place.

Ashanti Projection
Projections coming from the NPP stronghold of Ashanti Region put Dr. Bawumia ahead with 87 per cent of the expected 119 votes to be cast in the region.

Alan Kyerematen comes second in the region on 6 votes representing 5 per cent while Kennedy Agyapong places third with 5 votes (4 per cent).

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Joe Ghartey tie in 4th place with 2 votes each representing 2 per cent , with the rest of the aspirants obtaining no votes.

Dr. Bawumia’s endorsements come across all the constituencies of the country. Testimonies point to the way he has conducted himself effectively both in and outside government. Without a shred of equivocation , the Vice President is the most popular and acceptable amongst the 10 aspirants.

His strength in both NPP and national politics has never been in doubt, and many in the ruling party see him as the heir apparent.

Among key party people who have endorsed him is the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Dan Botwe who said the NPP electing Vice President Bawumia as the party’s presidential candidate will be the best strategic decision for the party for the 2024 elections.

Energy Minister and MP for Manhyia South, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has pledged unwavering support to Dr. Bawumia in the super delegates conference and the National Delegates Congress.

Speaking at a meeting with NPP delegates at the Ash Town Apostolic Church, Dr. Opoku Prempeh highlighted Vice President Bawumia’s outstanding qualities, extensive experience, loyalty, and sacrifices for the party, making him the strongest candidate for the 2024 elections.

The MP for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, said, “Some people are saying we are doing Dr. Bawumia a favour. This is ridiculous if you consider Dr. Bawumia’s commitment to our party and the amount of service he has rendered to the party.”

The Minister of Information and MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stated:” Whenever the party is under attack, Dr. Bawumia is the one who always avails himself to defend the party at the risk of suffering personal attacks. He does it and he has been very committed to it.”

Outside of the NPP, award winning investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has predicted that it will be difficult for the NDC to win the 2024 presidential election if Vice President Bawumia becomes the presidential candidate of the NPP.

In spite of the strong support the Vice President enjoys in the competition, he has never sat back, but has been prosecuting a campaign , telling delegates that he is the best man to lead the NPP to break the 8 years election cycle between the party and the NDC.

According to him, he is the most experienced among the 10 aspirants, and the only aspirant the NDC fears which is why they have targeted him for unjustifiable attacks.

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