Accra, Ghana – The newly elected flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has extended an olive branch to all the aspirants who contested him in the Party's Presidential Primary, vowing to work together for a resounding victory in the 2024 general election.
In his victory speech at the Accra Sports Stadium, Dr Bawumia expressed profound gratitude and humility for receiving what he described as the greatest honour of his life.
He emphasized that the victory was not his alone but a collective achievement, uniting party members from across Ghana.
“I stand here with profound gratitude and humility, having received the greatest honour of my life. The victory is not mine but ours, from Bogoso to Bolga, from Axim to Zarantinga, as the Party has united and chosen a path to work in unison,” he stated.
He specifically reached out to Kennedy Agyapong, who had contested him in the primary, saying, “I'm determined to work with all the aspirants, including Kennedy Agyapong, who wanted to give me a showdown today.”
Dr Bawumia commended all his fellow aspirants for participating in the process and deepening the democratic credentials of the NPP.
He expressed his gratitude to the delegates and all those who supported him during the campaign.
“I'm humbled and overwhelmed by this victory. My victory today reaffirms my belief that the NPP is truly an inclusive party. I'll work with everybody, irrespective of tribe or religion,” he affirmed.
Dr Bawumia underscored the importance of unity within the party and urged everyone to work together to achieve the NPP's ambition of “Breaking the 8” in the 2024 general election.
He acknowledged that while the aspirants may have different plans at times, they all shared a passion for transforming Ghana and believed that the NPP was the party to do so.
The Vice President also assured that if given the opportunity to govern the country, he would harness the energies of the youth, leverage modern technology, and implement systems to transform the Ghanaian economy.
Dr. Bawumia expressed his gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for giving him the opportunity to be his running mate in 2008 and guiding him through the complex political landscape.
“We are ready to make a strong and convincing case for another term in office with a fresh mandate and a new leader,” he concluded.
In the NPP presidential primary, Vice President Bawumia secured victory with 118,210 votes, representing 61.43 percent of the valid votes cast. His closest contender, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, received 71,996 votes, representing 37.41 percent.