By Isaac Dzidzoamenu
The UK branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has declared support for Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia to lead the party into the 2024 general elections.
The declaration was made during a closed-door meeting held on 25 August 2023, in Accra, Ghana, where the NPP UK branch leadership was present for the special electoral college.
The branch party executives, led by chairman Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong, expressed their unanimous support for Bawumia’s candidacy.
“We believe the vice president, amongst all other candidates, is the one who can lead the NPP to retain power and break the eight-year cyclical change of governance,” said Agyapong while stressing the importance of continuity in the party’s developmental initiatives.
The decision to endorse Bawumia came after extensive assessments of all candidates and discussions with the general membership in the UK.
“The candidature of Bawumia is strategically important and the right move to break the eight,” he said, highlighting the consensus reached among the majority of members.
The branch executives, including the first vice chairman Alex Appiah Mensah, branch secretary Otuo Acheampong, and branch women’s organiser Patricia Achiaa Boakye, affirmed their commitment to ensuring a convincing victory for Bawumia on 4 November 2023.
Expressing gratitude for the endorsement, Bawumia thanked the NPP UK branch for their continuous support.
“I am deeply appreciative of the confidence and trust the NPP UK branch has placed in me. Together, we will continue the good developmental programmes and initiatives for the betterment of our country,” he said.
The UK branch leadership had previously thanked Bawumia for his participation in the NPP International Women’s Conference 2023 held in London and reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the government and the president.