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Bawumia’s Spokesperson Eyes Parliament Seat in Tano North

by Victor Adetimilehin

Gideon Boako, the spokesperson for Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, has officially declared his intention to run for parliament in the 2024 elections.

Boako, a native of Bomaa in the Tano North constituency of the Bono Region, announced on Thursday via his Twitter account.

He said his decision was motivated by his “enduring commitment” to his constituency, the “unwavering support” of his fellow patriots, and the “greater welfare” of his people and nation.

Boako has been a staunch member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) since his high school days. He served as a youth organizer of the party in the Ashanti Region and later as an economic adviser to Bawumia, who was recently elected as the NPP’s flag bearer for the 2024 presidential race.

A New Era and a Fresh Start

Boako said his aim was not to “dismantle” but to “mend broken bonds, bridges, and forge stronger connections” in his constituency. He described his campaign as a “collective endeavor” that required unity and cooperation.

According to a report by Daily Graphic, he also pledged to offer “selfless service” guided by humility and to revive the spirit and vitality of his community.

“My candidacy heralds a new era and renewed vigor for the NPP in the Tano North Constituency. It marks a new beginning; a fresh start; and an important, promising turning point (The New Dawn),” he wrote.

He appealed to his supporters to join him on Friday, December 22, as he submitted his nomination forms at the Duayaw Nkwanta Methodist School Park.

A Competitive Race Ahead

Boako will face a tough challenge from the incumbent MP, Freda Prempeh, who is also the Minister of Sanitation. Prempeh has held the seat since 2012 and won the 2020 elections with 51.8 percent of the votes.

The main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has also fielded a strong candidate, Kwasi Adu-Gyan, a former director-general of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT.

The Tano North constituency is considered a swing seat, as it has changed hands between the NPP and the NDC several times since 1992.

The 2024 elections are expected to be highly competitive, as both parties seek to win the majority in parliament and the presidency.

Boako said he was confident that his party would emerge victorious and deliver on its promises to the people of Ghana.

“Preserving the Tano North seat from slipping to the opposition NDC is our duty. Let us unite for this common good. Thank you sincerely for embracing this journey of possibilities. It is truly achievable. God has done it already – Onyame ay3 awie!” he concluded.

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