A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and leader of the Rapid Response Unit, a group that communicates for and on behalf of the party’s flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Filson Awankua, is confident that with Dr. Bawumia at the helm of affairs, the NPP will secure at least 50 percent of the total votes cast in the region.
Speaking to A1 Radio’s Mark Smith, Mr. Awankua explained that Dr. Bawumia’s personality increases the chances of the NPP. While admitting that the NPP has consistently fallen below 40 percent of the votes in the region, he believes a wind of change is blowing.
“We are going to put pressure on former President Mahama. We are going to exert a lot of pressure, especially within this region. Now, we have two brothers from the north, John Mahama and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The so-called Akan party myth has been demystified, and it took Dr. Bawumia to do this. This is a record he has set, and it is historic.”
“Moving forward, we are going to ensure that we rapidly and effectively promote our candidate to the voters and achieve a 50-50 split of the votes here. Since 1992, the NPP has never exceeded 36 percent.”
“As for the North East, the NPP and the Vice President already have that,” he said.
On Saturday, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was elected as the flagbearer to contest on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 presidential election.
He received 118,210 of the 192,446 valid votes cast, representing 61.47 percent, to defeat his closest competitor, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, in the keenly contested election.
Mr. Agyapong, MP, Assin Central, garnered 71,996 votes, representing 37.41 percent, ahead of two other contenders: former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who received 1,459 votes, translating into 0.76 percent, and former MP for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh, who received 781 votes, representing 0.41 percent.
A total of 193,346 votes were cast, with 900 votes rejected.
In the Upper East Region, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia received 5,218 votes, while his closest contender, Kennedy Agyapong, received 2,111 votes.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana