Mavis Hawa Koomson, the minister of fisheries and aquaculture, has urged all NPP delegates to cast a sizable number of votes for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the party’s flagbearer elections.
The Vice President, according to her, is the sole contender who can help the ruling party win the general elections in 2024.
In an interview on Accra based Citi TV, the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East said Dr. Bawumia’s experience is unmatched.
“Dr. Bawumia is the very one who can break the ‘8’,” she said. “He has worked with President Akufo-Addo for the past eight years. He knows where we started from and where we are now. So he has a story to tell.”
“Apart from Dr. Bawumia, nobody can tell the story of the government, and that is why we are all supporting him,” she said.
The idea that Bawumia is not a decision-maker in the cabinet was also refuted by Hawa Koomson. She claimed that despite his position as vice president, he is not a one-man show and has the authority to act independently.
“If you say he’s part of the government, yes, but he’s only a vice, he’s supporting the president,” she said, adding “He has no say. When the president is not there, Dr Bawumia cannot chair cabinet meetings, or sign any documents unless the president asks him to do it on his behalf. So when he’s in charge, he can make decisions on his own.”
Bawumia was expected to win the NPP’s presidential primary in November by a wide majority, according to Hawa Koomson. She claimed that he is the most well-liked and experienced contender in the contest and that the party’s grassroots are behind him.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, won the Super Delegates Congress of the New Patriotic Party first place.
This was after 10 candidates picked up forms to contest the central presidential primaries scheduled for November 4.