Running mate saga: So-called frontrunners will be disappointed- NPP Guru

Odarlai Parker, the New Patriotic Party  (NPP) Greater Accra Regional Secretary has reacted to names that have popped up in the media as possible running mates to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Speaking to Atinka News  Odarlai Parker said Ghanaians will be shocked when the running mate is finally announced.

According to him, the 2024 Presidential election is very crucial to the NPP and none of the names being projected by a section of the media will get the nod.      

 “The presidential candidate has a preference on whom to choose but if the National Council rejects it, he has to elect a new person,” the Greater Accra Regional Secretary told our news reporter Barimah Saakwa.

Odarlai Parker called on the NPP and the lobbyists to allow the candidate to elect a person of his choice that would benefit the party.

When asked where exactly should the Veep come from looking at the political history of the NPP, the regional secretary went ahead to state that, it’s not about where the person comes from but rather who can match up with the presidential candidate and increase the votes of the party.

He noted that the NPP is a national party and people should not look at the regional and the tribal aspects but rather what the person can bring to the table.

Someone may come from the North, South, West, or East but may not benefit the party.

Mr Odailai noted that, even though a female candidate can be good for NPP  in terms of gender balance, the party should not make the NDC mistake of picking an old folk as its vice-presidential candidate which could dearly affect the fortunes of the party.

He described the lives of several women whose names have surfaced, including the Honorable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Honorable Irene Naa Torshie Addo, and the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare. He stated that these are all exceptionally talented women who are equally qualified for that position, but that they will continue to urge the party and its members to remain calm until the presidential candidate makes a better decision on December 7, 2024, so that the party may once again make history.

Ghana | | Barimah Saakwa


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