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Bawumia Ready to Announce Running Mate for Elections

There is growing speculation and expectation that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will select his running mate for the 2024 Ghanaian general elections. Senior campaign aide Sammi Awuku said that a choice has been made and that there would be an announcement shortly. This declaration comes at a time when political analysts and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are keeping a close eye on the announcement’s postponement and analyzing the potential implications for the party’s campaign tactics.

In the past six months, Dr. Bawumia, the newly elected presidential candidate of the NPP, has faced harsh criticism for his choice of running mate. Securing the party’s position and strategy ahead of a contentious election is believed to depend on making this decision. According to Mr. Awuku, there is no cause for concern regarding the timing of the announcement. He reassured supporters and the public during an interview with Accra-based Onua FM.

Mr. Awuku compared this election cycle to previous NPP contests, like as the 2008 one where Dr. Bawumia was selected running mate in August, just months before the general elections, by then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo. This comparison was made to calm worries regarding the alleged delay and to emphasize that the party is still well within usual timelines for making such announcements.

When Awuku stated, “The flagbearer is fairly clear in his mind who his running mate is going to be, and when he is ready, he is going to disclose that,” party members and voters became more suspenseful and demanding. Indicating that the timing is planned and purposeful, he went on to say that the announcement might take place tomorrow, the following week, or the following month.

This upcoming declaration is anticipated to put an end to the circulating speculations and lay the groundwork for the NPP’s campaign approach. The choice of running partner is especially important since it shows Dr. Bawumia’s political approach as well as his outlook for the future of the nation if he is elected president. Political analysts and party adherents are anticipating this significant discovery with great anticipation, which will undoubtedly kickstart the party’s campaign efforts in earnest.

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