Members of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Identifiable Groups in the Kumasi Central, Kejetia and the Race Course markets have appealed to the party delegates to vote massively for the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on November 4, 2023 for him to lead the party into the 2024 polls
The Organiser of the Identifiable groups, Mr. A. Kwabena, advised delegates at a news conference the group organised in Kumasi yesterday to avoid tribal politics and rather choose a competent and deserving candidate to lead the party.
He noted that the Presidency is not the preserve of Akans and that since the NPP is a national party, Dr. Bawumia should not be discriminated against, because he merits the leadership of the party, after performing excellently over the years.
Elder Emmanuel Gyeke, chairman of the Identifiable groups, comprising 26 market trading groupings said the track record of the vice president makes him the best candidate to lead the party, after Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s exit
He indicated that the entire leadership and membership of the group endorse Dr. Bawumia and called for unity among the delegates to ensure that they choose him to enable the party to ‘break the 8’ to form the next NPP government.
Nana Yaa Foriwaa, the Queen mother of Yam Sellers, described Dr. Bawumia as a listening president who could champion the interest of traders.
Hajia Bawa Adiza, the leader of the Kayayes (Porters Association) also said ‘breaking the 8’ by the NPP called for unity among party members and delegates.
She cautioned against insults, since the November 4, 2023 electoral exercise is a fraternal one, which is within the same Elephant family.