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NPP Flagbearer hopefuls must consider allowing Dr. Bawumia to go uncontested – Andrew Atariwini

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The Upper East Regional Deputy Communication Officer of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Andrew Atariwini, is of the opinion that four of the NPP flagbearer hopefuls must reverse their decision to contest the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, come November 4.

According to Mr. Atariwini, this would consolidate the gains of the party, save resources and time, unify the party, and reposition it to capture power in 2024.

The communication officer noted that “the just-ended superdelegates conference has just revealed the will of the party, and any future election to determine who becomes the next flagbearer of the party will not make any difference”.

He said the vice president winning all regions in a landslide is an indication that he is the preferred candidate “based on the fact that the constituency executives and the other executives voted based on the wishes of the grassroots”.

To him, all contestants must come together and rally behind the vice president to work  towards the 2024 general elections, adding that party folks must also stop labelling people belonging to different camps of the party for unity to prevail.

He made these assertions when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio`s Daybreak Upper East show regarding the just-ended NPP superdelegates conference and matters arising.

The Upper East Regional Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Jonathan Abdallah Salifu, however, disagrees with him, arguing that in an election anything can happen, and that is why supporters of the Vice President repeatedly reverse their target downwards.

He said the vice president getting less than 70 percent with the massive support he had in the superdelegates conference does not present any hope for him to be allowed to go uncontested. 

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana

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