Dennis Miracles Aboagye, a Presidential Staffer in charge of Local Government and Decentralization is confident that the New Patriotic Party will win the next general election because of the extent of work that has been done under this government.
Mr. Aboagye made these comments when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, May 24, 2023.
“We’re very clear in our minds that we want to win a third term, and we are not playing. Sometimes people think when we say we are breaking the 8, we are playing. We are not playing.”
Mr. Aboagye was quick to add that to break the eight, the current Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, remains the clearest option for the party. He added that Dr. Bawumia, is a new breed of politician who represents hope, progress, and unity for the ordinary Ghanaian.
“I know what is happening everywhere in this country. The rank and file of the NPP is convinced that we have to break the eight, and to break the eight, we need Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. There’s no doubt about that. There is absolutely no question about that. There is no competition about that. You can go to the Ashanti Region, Volta Region, Oti Region, Western Region, wherever, and we are very clear in our minds.”
While the Vice President has not officially declared his interest in the position, he has begun massive consultations across the country, according to Mr. Aboagye.
“He is engaging the stakeholders and all that, and it is obvious. The people are not saying that others cannot be president. The people are simply saying it is time for us to show the NDC that when it comes to the NPP, we are very serious about the business of the day.”
“Dr. Bawumia is the one who can beat John Mahama. John Mahama knows it. Everyone knows it. The only person that they are worried about in our party is Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. We are very clear. There is no contention in our party,” he said.
According to Mr. Aboagye, Dr. Bawumia’s trump card is his credibility.
“You see, we have done two terms, and the people are going to mark us based on our scorecard. We are going against a president who has been president before. For the first time in this country, the 2024 election is not going to be about I will do this or do that. It would be about what you promised and what you did. Between Dr. Bawumia and former President Mahama, credibility is key. Sincerity is key. We have at least tasted both of them, and we know what both of them can do. What the people of Ghana are looking for is hope, and that is Dr. Bawumia,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana