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I'll marshall all NPP members to ensure NDC continues to stay in opposition - Bawumia

By Vincent Ashitey
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The newly elected flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on other aspirants and party members to unite to achieve the NPP's ambition of maintaining power in the 2024 election.

He made the remarks while delivering his victory speech after he was declared as winner of the presidential primary on November 4 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

“Let us join together to achieve the ambition of breaking the 8,” Bawumia said, adding, “That ambition requires the participation of all the aspirants including Kennedy Agyapong who wanted to give me a showdown today.”

He further pledged to marshall all party members to ensure that the opposition NDC continues to stay in opposition.

Dr. Bawumia stated that his victory has demonstrated that the NPP is an inclusive party.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Staruday won the presidential primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after being officially declared the winner by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC).

He polled a total of 118,210 votes out of 193,346 to become the winner.

Bawumia’s votes represent 61.47 percent of the total valid votes cast.

His closest contender, Kennedy Agyapong, polled 71,996 votes, representing 37.41%.

Dr. Afriyie Akoto, who placed a distant third, polled 1,459 votes, representing 0.76%, while Addai-Nimoh garnered 731 votes, representing 0.41%.