The decision of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, also known as DMB, to run in the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential primaries when nominations open later this month has been communicated to the Majority Caucus in Parliament.
According to evidence received, he declared his plan during a strongly attended majority caucus meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
Ghanatodayonline.com learned further that Vice President Bawumia’s message was one of “unity and perseverance. Together, we can succeed. It’s possible.
As of now, more than 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) have endorsed Vice President Bawumia, who is widely expected to win the NPP presidential primary for the general election in 2024.
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” goal.
For its presidential primaries to choose a flagbearer for the general election in 2024, NPP has picked November 4 as the date.
However, the party will hold a Special Congress on August 26 to reduce the number of candidates to five for the main primaries if more than five file to run in the elections.
About ten people have so far declared their intention to run in the NPP presidential primary, including former trade and industry minister Alan Kyerematen, MP for Assin Central Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, and former minister of food and agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto.
Boakye Agyarko, a former minister of energy, Joe Ghartey, a former minister of railway development, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, a former general secretary, and Francis Addai Nimoh, a former member of parliament for Mampong, round out the group.