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NPP flagbearership race: Bawumia not seeking to be president to amass wealth - Gideon Boako

By Vincent Ashitey
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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is not seeking the presidency to accumulate wealth for himself, his spokesperson Gideon Boako has stated.

According to Gideon Boako, Dr. Bawumia is committed to ensuring that things are done properly and has been influential in politics with his ideas and vision.

"You can see through them that they are not into politics to amass wealth for themselves. But they are into politics to ensure that things work. That has been the Vice President, working to make sure things are done properly. The people see him to be a unifier," he stated.

Regarding tribal politics being played against Dr Bawumia, he said that “The NPP has a candidate who is not an Akan, the advantage it brings to the party is that, while there will not be any motivation for an NPP supporter in the Akan area to say I won’t vote for Bawumia because he’s a Northerner and I’m going to vote for a former President John Dramani Mahama who is also a Northerner.

“You are able to consolidate your gains in your strongholds. Then you leave Dr. Bawumia and Mr. Mahama to fight in the strongholds of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) where they both come from. And see whether or not your candidate will have a competitive advantage over the NDC in his own backyard.

“That is where the strength of Dr. Bawumia comes in. Dr. Bawumia has been able to exert a lot of influence to the advantage of the NPP in the North”.

Dr Bawumia on Friday submitted his nomination forms for the upcoming NPP Presidential primary slated for November 3, 2023.

Speaking to the NPP faithfuls at the party headquarters in Accra, Bawumia said having assisted President Akufo-Addo to realise his vision for Ghana as Vice President, he is contesting to be President to implement his own vision and take Ghana to the next level.

"I also have my own vision for Ghana. I believe that it is time to move Ghana to the next level by building on the foundations we have put in place so far."

He continued “Together with you, I want to see a Ghana where we leverage technology, data and systems for inclusive economic growth. I want to make Ghana the digital hub of Africa. I want us to bridge the digital divide and apply digital technology and artificial intelligence for the transformation of healthcare, education, and public service delivery amongst others”.