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Why Bawumia should select Opoku Premeh as running mate - Mustapha Hamid

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Dr Mustapha Abdul Hamid says if his opinion is sought on who should become the running mate of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, he will recommend Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh.

According to him, if there is one person who will give the party political value and political capital in the 2024 elections, it is Opoku Premeh

He also cited Dr. Opoku Prempeh's long-standing association with the party, and deep understanding of its ideologies, and principles as qualities that make him well-suited for the role.

“The candidate won’t ask for my opinion, but if he were to ask my opinion that all the names that have been thrown around who will give us political value and political capital, I would say Matthew Opoku Prempeh."First of all, he is a political colossus in our tradition. He has been a political participant in our political tradition for ages.”

“So he knows the party well and knows our philosophies and principles of our party. The other thing is that, ever since he held political office, he has accomplished. I was in cabinet with him and for the four years that we were in cabinet, he at the Ministry of Education tabled and passed the most reforming laws.”

Mustapha Abdul Hamid added that, amongst the names that have popped up from the Ashanti Region Opoku Premeh is the best for the position due to him being able to bring the youth together.

“Mathew has the support and is able to mobilize young people in the region. Otherwise, all the other people are fine gentlemen, but we want to win an election and we are looking for a mobilizer”.

Meanwhile, John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will name his running mate 'next year' for the 2024 general elections.