A group calling itself “Loyal Youth of Ashanti” in a press statement calling on the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to humbly call off his premature ambitions to lead the NPP as it flagbearer in the 2024 presidential elections.
The group, according to them, Bawumia’s decision is against the party’s lay down rules and regulation hence he should desist from his early campaign activities and support President Akufo ADDO to fulfill his promises.
“The Vice President, Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia has flouted the orders of the party and went ahead to spread his campaign posters across the country.
They however expressed that… despite the General Secretary of the party, Mr. John Boadu and other party stalwarts advise to the Vice President, he still bent on fuelling his followers to violating the party’s rules.
Spokesperson for the group, Nana Kwame Wusu alleged that a meeting was held at 11:30 to 12pm On the 2nd of April 2021 at the Regional Coordinating Council, of which the Vice President sent a delegation from Accra led by Hon Charles Kissi who happens to be the DCE for Adansi North District (Fomena) to meet some MMDCEs in the Ashanti Region.
On the said meeting, the delegation from the Vice President camp, tasked all MMDCEs to support the Presidential ambition of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia to protect their office(s) as MMDCEs or risk losing their jobs if they fail to support the agenda.
The Vice President again through the V20 group Coordinator for Offinso North, one Asantewaa is organizing a program on the 24th April 2021 to help market the Vice President in the two Offinso Constituencies.
“The Vice President has on countless occasions flouted the directives of the Party”.
The *Loyal Youth of Ashanti* went further averred that there are procedures where candidates who want to lead the party has to follow…but Dr. Bawumia has portrayed a gross disrespect to the party’s leadership and its constitution.
The attempt by the Bawumia to impose MMDCEs on the party and various districts and municipalities won’t only incur the wrath of the people but will also be a disastrous scheme for the party since about 70% of the MMDCEs are not the choice of the people.
They thus want to state emphatically that it’s obvious the vice President is trying all means to succeed the current president of the republic Nana Akufo Addo whiles he is alive.
“Dr. Bawumia should think about the peace and unity of the NPP party beyond his personal political interest”. They lamented.
We, therefore, call on Dr. Bawumia to focus on the job given to him and call his supporters to order.
Nana Kwame Owusu (Chairman)