Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia has asked the public to disregard posters suggesting that he has declared intentions to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2020 flagbearership.
Posters of Dr. Bawumia announcing his intentions popped up in the Northern Region, Thursday morning. While a section of the public questioned its veracity, others are of the view that it’s an ‘immature move’ on the part of the Vice President.
In a swift response from the Office of the Vice President, Communications Director, Frank Agyei-Twum has described the surfacing of these posters as a calculated attempt by some unknown persons to mal the integrity of Dr. Bawumia.
“The attention of the Office of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been drawn to posters purporting to indicate that H.E. Dr Bawumia has begun a campaign to lead the New Patriotic Party into the 2020 elections. It is clear that the perpetrator(s) of this act intend to cause disaffection for the Vice President but their campaign will fail. For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state unequivocally that the posters are the figment of the imagination of the originator(s), and we call on all Ghanaians and the general public to treat the poster campaign with the contempt it deserves,” a statement from the outfit said.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during a meeting with the media at Flagstaff House earlier this year expressed uncertainty about his contest for flagbearership in the 2020 elections.
This was in response to claims of illegal miners threatening to vote him out if he continued the fight against galamsey.
With some people concerned about the fact that the President will be relatively weak to contest taking into cognizance the fact that he will turn 76 in 2020, they are sure Dr. Bawumia is the best bet for the NPP.