June 14, 2024
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I was the only brave one to defend NPP in court as key witness ~ Dr. Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says he was the only man within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stand forward in defence of the party in court after several others were running for cover during the election petition at the supreme court after the 2012 elections.

Mr. Bawmia is of the belief that he emerged as so brave enough to be the key witness for the party in the Supreme Court but the people who were “running away” are now saying it is their turn to lead the NPP.

“We were looking for someone to represent us at the Supreme Court but people were afraid because of the fear of them being disgraced by the court and losing their political careers.

“Most of them were afraid. They were all giving you excuses, some said them don’t have the time, others said they were travelling and the rest said they were out of the country.

“At that time nobody said ‘aduro me su’; nobody said ‘aduru me su’,” Bawumia said. ‘Aduro me su’ is the mantra of the campaign of former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen.

It means that it is the turn of Alan to be the presidential candidate of the NPP. Alan and his campaign team argue that he is next in line to lead the party because he stepped aside for the current president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

However, a new national poll by Global InfoAnalytics for July 2023 shows that the vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has taken a three percentage (3%) lead among all voters to lead NPP for the 2024 election following the formal launch of his campaign.

The poll shows 36% of voters now prefer Dr Bawumia to lead NPP while 33% prefer Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten (AKK) and 25% prefer Kennedy Ohene Agyapong (KOA).

Mr Kyerematen led Dr Bawumia in April 2023 by 30% to 29%. However, among NPP voters, Dr Bawumia leads with approximately 50%, followed by Mr Kyerematen with 33% and then Ken Agyepong with 16% of the vote. In the event of a runoff, the poll shows that among NPP voters, Dr Bawumia leads Mr Kyerematen by 55% to 45%.

However, among all voters, Mr Kyerematen leads by Dr Bawumia 54% to 46%. The poll also suggests that in the event of a runoff, among NPP voters, 21% of KOA supporters would back Dr Bawumia, while 57% will back Mr Kyerematen and 23% would not vote.

In the race for the Jubilee House, the poll shows both Dr Bawumia and Mr Kyerematen losing grounds to John Dramani Mahama compared to April 2023.

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