In preparation for the party’s presidential primary in 2024, Fred Owure, a former vice-chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has collected nomination documents on behalf of Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The vice-president previously informed the Parliament’s Majority Caucus of his intention to run in the governing NPP presidential primary when nominations open this month.
Vice-President Bawumia has already received the endorsement of more than 100 lawmakers. The MPs are of the opinion that the second gentleman of the realm is the one who can assist the ruling party in “breaking the 8” goals.
In order to promote economic growth, Bawumia has been a leading advocate for the government’s digitalization agenda. He is well-known for his expertise in business and his ability to clearly communicate government objectives.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a former minister of food and agriculture, Boakye Agyarko, a former minister of energy, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, a former member of parliament for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimo, and economist Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku are other candidates who have already chosen their nomination forms.
The remaining candidates include Joe Ghartey, a former minister of railroads, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a former member of parliament for Assin Central, and Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, a former minister of trade and industry.
The primary election will be held on November 4, 2023, a Saturday.