July 13, 2024

Ghana election: President Akufo-Addo applauds VP Bawumia, tips NPP to retain power

TOPSHOT - Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, delivers a speech after winning the presidential primaries for a new presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party NPP in Accra on November 4, 2023. Ghana's ruling NPP party on November 4, 2023 elected the country's Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia as their candidate for the 2024 presidential ballot, according to results from primaries released by the electoral commission (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP) (Photo by NIPAH DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ahead of the election in Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo has praised his Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, as a dedicated and humble partner in governance.

He expressed his deep appreciation for Bawumia’s unwavering support throughout their term in office.

The Ghanaian president made the remarks at the New Patriotic Party’s grand unveiling event at Manhyia Palace, where Bawumia was announced as the party’s presidential candidate for the upcoming elections.

Akufo-Addo highlighted Dr. Bawumia’s readiness and capability to lead the nation while expressing strong confidence in his potential to build on the current administration’s successes.

“I can assure you that when he becomes President, he will deliver. He will double whatever I have done for Ghana to transform,” he stated.

Ghana will hold general elections on December 7, 2024, to choose a president and parliamentary representatives.

Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo is not running for re-election due to term limits.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) selected Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia as their candidate, while former President John Mahama will represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the much anticipated presidential race.

The President of Ghana is elected using the two-round system, while the 275 members of parliament are elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.

Ghana’s ruling party faces historic and economic hurdles, with no party winning more than two terms and voters scrutinising Bawumia’s record amid the economic crisis.

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