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NPP to outdoor NAPO as Bawumia’s running mate in Kumasi today

By Vincent Ashitey
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The 2024 Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will unveil his running mate, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh in Kumasi later today.

His unveiling will be preceded by an official introduction of the running mate to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Asanteman Council.

The former Education Minister was selected as the official partner of the 2024 flagbearer after his nomination was approved by the National Council of the party during a meeting at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

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Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a statement expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Bawumia, for entrusting him with the responsibility of serving as his running mate. NAPO pledged his unwavering commitment to working collaboratively with Dr Bawumia to ensure a resounding victory for the party in the upcoming elections.

The New Patriotic Party has also officially opened nominations for the Manhyia South, following Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s elevation to the party’s running mate position.

This has left the Manhyia South Parliamentary seat vacant, though Parliament has yet to make an official declaration.

The party pledged a free and fair electoral process and urged prospective aspirants to be mindful of their utterances, emphasising that this is an internal affair.

NAPO’s brother, Nana Owusu Afriyie Prempeh, is reportedly vying for the same parliamentary seat, potentially setting up a family rivalry in the political arena.

The stage is set for a fiercely contested presidential election in 2024, with the New Patriotic Party’s duo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), facing off against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket, comprising former President John Dramani Mahama and Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.