“I still believe Bawumia-Alan ticket must be considered in the party’s interest” – Majority Leader

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For the general elections in 2024, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has advised the membership of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to take into account a deal between Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and the former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten.

He claimed that the Vice President and the former Trade and Industry Minister are strong contenders in the NPP campaign, thus there needs to be some level of agreement before the party’s 2023 presidential primary.

In order for the Vice President to be the flagbearer and Mr. Kyerematen to be his running mate or vice versa some sort of agreement is urgently required, he explained.

The Ashanti Region’s Suame Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) disclosed that he had taken the notion a step further by consulting the former Chief of Staff Kwadwo Mpiani.

On Tuesday, June 13, 2024, the head of parliamentary business discussed the idea in an interview with PM Express on the Accra-based Joy News Channel.

He continued by requesting some research to back up the allegations of a deal between the two at the home of the former chief of staff.

“I further took the matter to former President John Agyekum Kufuor for discussion and he said the party must be allowed to follow the trend of electing flagbearers”.

“I still believe this must be considered in the party’s interest,” the Suame MP concluded.

Meanwhile, 11 candidates have chosen their nomination papers for the November 2023 primary.

They are Boakye Agyarko, a former minister of energy; Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, an MP for Assin Central; and Kwabena Agyepong, a former presidential spokesperson and party general secretary.

Others include Dr. Afrieyie Akoto, a former minister of food and agriculture; Kwadwo Nsafoah Opoku, an energy expert; Joe Ghartey, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General who is also an MP for Essikado-Ketan; Mampong, a former Member of Parliament,Francis Addai-Nimoh and Kofi Konadu Apraku, a former Member of Parliament for Offinso.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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