President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for winning the presidential primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He has also expressed confidence in the flagbearer-elect saying he has what it takes to be the next president.
He believes Dr. Bawumia has the ability to unite the rank and file of the NPP to win power in the 2024 general elections.
Addressing supporters of of the NPP at the Accra Sports Stadium, he said “I am passing on the flagbearer role of our party after you have honoured me to lead this party, and you have allowed me to serve this great party. I cannot forget. I have done my best, but I am still left with one thing to do, and that is to help elect Bawumia as president. So let us pull together to ensure [John] Mahama does not return to power.”
“I am confident Bawumia will be able to unite this party, with the help of the other three contestants, to inflict a successful defeat on Mahama.”
President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to the party’s leadership, from local to national levels, for a successful primary.
“My message is simple and it is one of gratitude to the regional executives, national executives, local executives, and all the people that contributed to this. And I want to thank you.”