The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, firmly declared that opposition parties spreading falsehoods about the NPP being an Akan-centric party have failed in their propaganda.
According to him, the NPP has never voted on tribal lines, and the upcoming November 4 presidential primaries will serve as a testament to the party’s national appeal.
Dr. Bawumia’s assertion is significant as it addresses a long-standing criticism from opposition parties, especially the National Democratic Congress, who have accused the NPP of being an ethnically biassed party, primarily representing the Akan community.
The Vice President, however, vehemently refuted these claims, emphasising the NPP’s dedication to unity and inclusivity.
In his address to a diverse crowd, Dr. Bawumia stated, “The NPP is a national party that understands the importance of individual collectivism. We have always welcomed people from all regions, ethnic backgrounds, and religions. Our history and achievements speak for themselves.”
He further stressed that the NPP’s track record, including successful policies and programs implemented in various parts of the country, is a testament to its commitment to the development and welfare of all Ghanaians.
The Vice President expressed his belief that his leadership and vision align with the party’s principles and values. Dr. Bawumia’s announcement adds intrigue to the upcoming presidential primaries and, if successful, would position him as a formidable contender in the 2024 presidential elections.
Dr. Bawumia’s rally was met with enthusiastic cheers and applause from the crowd, which included NPP supporters and members of various communities in the Upper East Region and other parts of the country.
While Dr. Bawumia’s statements are aimed at debunking allegations of tribalism within the NPP and setting the record straight, the upcoming NPP primaries will be a crucial test of the party’s internal dynamics.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga