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Bawumia running mate delays ‘unnecessary waste of time’ – Asah-Asante warns NPP

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Dr. Asah-Asante, a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Ghana (UG), says the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is wasting time in selecting the running mate for the 2024 flag bearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawuamia.

This follows the many calls from groups within the NPP for the flag bearer to select their preferred candidate to partner him for the 2024 elections.

A group, Patriotic Movement for Bawumia, believes that Dr. Bawumia under this pressure would have negative consequences for the party’s chances in the upcoming presidential elections.

Speaking at a press conference on the development in Kumasi on Sunday, April 21, 2024, Aggrey Fiifi, chairman of the group, argued that previous examples of candidates being influenced by parochial party groups have resulted in electoral defeat and factionalism within the party.

Commenting on the development on Morning Starr with Francis Abban, the Political Science teacher stated that the nuclear power plant has imposed unnecessary pressure on itself.

“I think the nuclear power plant is wasting its own time. Because you’ve chosen your standard bearer and the running mate is taking it forever. These decisions are not made in one day.

“You have done your research and spoken to key members of your party. You have also tried to push it to other political spaces within your party to get their responses, so what are they waiting for?

“I think it’s an unnecessary waste of time. They must remember that time is not on their side when it comes to the number of months left until the elections. You now have to get the person to come and support the campaign,” Dr. advised. Asah-Asante.

He continued: ‘The more you delay, the more unnecessary pressure is placed on the situation. Because of this pressure they are under, it is unnecessary pressure if you ask me. If you had come out that would have been it, all the noise would have stopped.”