Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and flagbearer aspirant for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has secured the top spot at the just-ended NPP’s super delegate conference after securing a total of 629 votes.
The elections which was held across 17 polling centres in the country was aimed at electing five Presidential candidates out of the ten candidates who picked up forms to contest in the party’s November 4 Presidential primaries.
At a media declaration of the results, Dr. Bawumiah expressed his profound gratitude to God and expressed confidence in winning the November 4 Primaries.
“I am thankful to God for the emphatic nature of my win. I am very humbled and grateful for the outcome of this election. But this is just the first step towards our match to the flagbearership. I see this as a step in winning the flagbearship.”
He also urged all the flagbearer aspirants to come together in order to stand a chance in the 2024 General elections.
“The main election for the party is winning the 2024 elections and we all have to work together towards that. This will require unity from all the various flagbearership aspirants so we have to ensure that we don’t destroy the unity of this party. We should unite together and close ranks so that we fight together after the internal elections and win the main election.”
After an official collation of results, Dr. Bawumia managed to win 16 out of the 17 polling centres, representing 67.10% of the total votes cast.
Meanwhile, member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong shockingly amassed 14.15% of the total votes cast to overtake the former minister for Trade and Industrialization, Alan Kwedwo Kyeremanten, who placed third with 10.85% of total votes cast, and former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, came fourth with 4.01%.
Francis Addai Nimoh and former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko tied with 1.06% of total votes cast.
Story by | Frimpong Collins | univers.ug.edu.gh