The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is wary of him because they know that if he were chosen as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, the 2024 election would be decided before it ever began.
Speaking to some NPP supporters in Accra over the weekend, Dr. Bawumia claimed that the NDC is so terrified of him because they know he will defeat their nominee, John Dramani Mahama, in all the northern areas of Ghana and cut down on their support in their strongholds.
He continued by saying it is not surprising that the NDC is doing everything in its power to prevent him from leading the NPP.
“Are they not telling you to vote for me? They know that if the NPP selects Bawumia as their flagbearer, their campaign will fall underwater. They know their campaign is over. They would be in trouble. They know we would break the eight.
“They know John Mahama can’t take me on in the north. I will beat him in the north… They know the Zongos would change; is that not so? And even Volta, we would get something from there.
They advise voting for someone else instead than Bawumia. Someone wants to choose a striker for you as you prepare to compete against them. Is that the process? No, he replied.
Therefore, the vice president urged NPP delegates to support him heavily in the next primaries.