A lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University (KTU) Mr. Ishaq Kyei-Brobbey says the New Patriotic Party(NPP) should not make the mistake of not selecting Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 elections.
According to him, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s work for the political party is manifested in the number of seats annexed for the NPP in the Northern part of the country in the 2020 elections.
He said with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the NPP is currently breaking the monopoly of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region of Ghana.
“Dr Mahamudu Bawumia when you go to the Northern Region and you go to places like Mion and Karaga from 1992 we started practicing democracy, the NPP has never won those seats but we won it in 2020. The eighteen constituencies in the Northern region has nine NPP Parliamentarians and the NDC also has nine. For now, we are breaking their dominance in the North.
When you go to North East, there are six constituencies but we have taken four of them and NDC has two; somethings which has never happened in our history. Even in John Dramani Mahama’s backyard in the Savannah region, NPP has three out of the seven constituencies. It should be on record that their regional capital of Damango is for the NPP. When all these is added together, the NPP has beaten the NDC by one in the old Northern region. “
Mr. Ishaq Kyei-Brobbey said the NPP must not make mistakes because the party has suffered before been able to make an impact in the Northern part of the country and even with their penetration into the Zongo communities.
Apart from the penetration into the Northern region and Zongo communities, he noted that the NDC fears only one candidate and that is Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and he will be used to face the enemies in 2024.