Accra, Ghana — In a press conference held on the 6th December 2023 the NPP CONCERN YOUTH, a group within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region, passionately appealed to the leadership of their esteemed party and its presidential candidate to consider Hon. Dr Matthew ‘Oppoku' Prempeh as the running mate for Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in the upcoming 2024 general elections.
The endorsement of Hon. Dr ‘Oppoku' Prempeh is rooted in a careful evaluation of various factors that the NPP CONCERN YOUTH believes make him an exceptional and strategic choice for the crucial role of running mate.
Key Points Highlighted:
- Distinguished Career Politician: Hon. Dr. ‘Oppoku' Prempeh is hailed as a distinguished career politician with an unblemished track record of public service, particularly evident during his tenure as the Minister for Education.
- Connection with Party Foot Soldiers: His approachable demeanour and consistent engagement with party foot soldiers have earned him genuine affection and respect, establishing a strong foundation of grassroots support crucial for a successful electoral campaign.
- Good Working Relationship with MPs: Hon. Dr ‘Oppoku' Prempeh's ability to foster a harmonious working relationship with Members of Parliament showcases his collaborative spirit and effective communication skills, essential for navigating parliamentary affairs and policy implementation.
- Busia Tradition and Spirit of Asanteman: As a stalwart of the Busia tradition, Hon. Dr. ‘Oppoku' Prempeh embodies the values and legacy of the NPP, contributing significantly to the party's regional and cultural diversity.
- Support of Chiefs and People of Asanteman: His close ties with the chiefs and people of Asanteman underscore the importance of his candidacy in solidifying the party's support base in the Ashanti Region.
- Resourcefulness and Campaign Investment: Hon. Dr. ‘Oppoku' Prempeh's demonstrated willingness to invest personal resources in the campaign highlights not only his commitment but also his resourcefulness.
- Outstanding Performance as Education Minister: His outstanding performance as the Minister for Education, particularly in implementing the Free SHS policy, is highlighted as a landmark initiative positively impacting over 2 million young Ghanaians.
- Key Role in the Energy Sector: During his tenure as the Energy Minister, Hon. Dr. ‘Oppoku' Prempeh played a pivotal role in ensuring a stable power supply, showcasing his ability to navigate complex issues and deliver tangible results.
- Potential to Secure More Votes: His popularity and influence in the Ashanti Region position him as a strategic candidate to help the party gain more votes, extending his appeal beyond regional boundaries.
The NPP CONCERN YOUTH firmly believes that Hon. Dr. Matthew ‘Oppoku' Prempeh's candidacy aligns with the aspirations of the party and the nation.
They humbly appeal to the leadership of the NPP to consider the collective voice of the youth group in making this pivotal decision for the success of the party in the 2024 general elections.