Bawumia pleads for a united NPP against NDC

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has appealed to the New Patriotic Party to avoid politics of insults in their internal race to choose a leader for the party ahead of the 2024 elections. He said the common enemy is the NDC and the NPP needs a united front to confront them, not one divided by insults.

Ahead of the primaries in November to choose the flagbearer for the party, there would be a super delegates conference in August to reduce the number of contestants to five. Proceeding the two political events are massive campaigns, characterized by factionalism and insults.

However, the vice president who is according to polls, very popular in the party and tipped to win the primaries has urged his supporters to play it decent. He said, the internal elections as a “family” affair and should not involve insults. According to him, the party needs to be united towards the greater goal which is the general elections in 2024, regardless of who wins the primaries.

“As a family, all factions must recognize that a united front is necessary to confront the NDC. I have instructed all my supporters and spokespersons that we must conduct a clean campaign, avoiding any form of insults,” he told delegates in Kumasi.

Bawumia is lacing his boots for the primaries against former appointees of the Akufo-Addo-led administration including former Trade and Industry minister Alan Kyeremanten who is tipped to give the vice president a stern contest. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and Kwabenan Agyei are also among the people cleared to contest for the role.

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