”Our Sons From The North” Will Be President In 2024- Speaker of Parliament Envisions Bawumia To Win NPP Flagbearership
According to a CNR report, the Speaker of Parliament, Kingsford Alban Sumana Bagbin, has forecasted that the 2024 elections in Ghana will feature a showdown between former President John Dramani Mahama and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Speaker said it will be the first time in the history of the Fourth Republic that both major parties in Ghana will have candidates hailing from the northern region of the country.
Bagbin made this projection during a courtesy call on the Overlord of Gonja, Yagbonwura Bii-Kunutu Jewu Soale, at his residence in Damongo.
Addressing the Overlord and his subjects, the Speaker emphasized that it is now the time for development in the northern region and urged the people to prepare themselves accordingly.
“This is the time that the two main parties in Ghana are both deciding that the flagbearers will be our sons from the North. What I plead with all of you is for us to accept our differences and see how we can come together to prepare to receive the development that is coming our way.”
“So, the legacy projects we will do so be prepared to receive them when we bring them, multiply them and make sure that generations unborn will benefit from that,” he stated.
On Tuesday, 30th May 2023, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia officially entered the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential race after some pertinent representatives from his camp picked up a nomination form for him.
Another favorite, leading stalwart and key strategist to compete for the flagbearship race of the NPP is the former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, also a founding member of the party.
Meanwhile, the NPP has set Saturday, November 4, 2023, for its presidential primaries to select a flagbearer for the 2024 general elections. Nominations are open from May 26 to June 24, 2023.
However, there will be a special congress on August 26 should more than five candidates file for the position.