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Stick with NAPO as running mate and lose our votes – Pro-NPP group to Bawumia

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A pro-NPP group calling itself the Patriotic Movement for Bawumia has expressed disappointment at the choice of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s running mate, indicating it will be difficult to market him at the grassroots level because of his previous public utterances that do not sit well with the populace.

This comes after the name of the Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh surfaced as the chosen running mate by flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The group, comprising grassroots members, polling station agents, and constituency and regional executives, has disapproved of Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the running mate, claiming he is not a humble candidate and citing his recent responses to the power crisis in the country.

The leader of the group, Ebenezer Nyamekye, shared the group’s displeasure, saying “You and I know that when it comes to the humility aspect, even when he was serving at Ministry of Energy that we all were experiencing some challenges that we called for a timetable, look at what he told the good people of Ghana.

“We don’t think such running mate can help promote the image of our great party, that is why we are appealing that we get a running mate that is same character or attitude just like our flagbearer.”

The group has thus petitioned the party’s National Executive Council to reconsider the choice, as they claim the running mate is being imposed on Bawumia.

“When it comes to running mate in our great party, no candidate has ever been desperate just like the one we are witnessing recently…We will appeal to him to present to the National Executive Council, a running mate of his own choice.

“It’s widely known to the party members you have been forced to choose the desperate hopeful as our running mate. We humbly counsel that to enjoy the support of us the grassroots men and women, do not present  the name of the man you have been forced to choose.”

The petition was received by the Ashanti Regional Communications Officer of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Yandou, who pledged his commitment to submit it to the appropriate authority for further action.

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