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No decision has been made yet regarding running mate – Alexander Afenyo-Markin

June 28, 2024
No decision has been made yet regarding running mate - Alexander Afenyo-Markin

Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has urged his colleague Members of to exercise restraint in their public discussions about the party's flagbearer running mate slot.

Afenyo-Markin assured that no decision has been made yet regarding the position and stressed the importance of maintaining respect and unity within the party.

“We've all heard matters regarding running mate to complement our ticket, but no decision has been made yet,” he stated.

He was addressing the media in Parliament on Thursday, June 27 following some scathing comments by some colleagues on the purported choice of Energy Minister as running mate to the New Patriotic Party () flagbearer Dr. .

The media has been reporting that the flagbearer has settled on the Energy Minister and has submitted his name to President , though this has been denied by some of his aides.

The Majority Leader stressed the need to avoid denigrating one another and to recognize that no individual is perfect.

He said, “There is no perfect person in this world. There is no perfect character in this world. None of us can tick every box, so let's be careful how we describe each other, how we say things about our colleagues, and how we approach things.”

Afenyo-Markin called for respect towards the party's leadership and urged members to refrain from using language that could be cause divisiveness in the party.

“The flagbearer of the party has the confidence of the party, and I believe that he would use the structures of the party to come up with certain decisions that he has for us.”

“So, let us wait and at least respect the leadership of the party. We should not go out of our way to denigrate ourselves or describe ourselves in a manner that will be unacceptable,” he advised.

Mr Afenyo-Markin's comments are in apparent reference to a statement made by the MP for Asante Akim North, to the effect that Dr Opoku Prempeh is not his preference for Dr Bawumia's running mate.

He explained that Dr Opoku Prempeh does not have what he looks out for in an NPP flagbearer's running mate.

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