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Video: The Moment Bawumia ‘Borrows’ Kennedy Agyapong’s ‘Showdown’ Comment

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Vice President and NPP flagbearer hopeful, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has once again displayed his famous sense of humour in the Oti Region when he used the “showdown” remark by Kennedy Agyepong to caution the NDC of his challenge to them in the 2024 elections.

Dr. Bawumia told the NPP delegates at Nkwanta, in the Oti Region, that he is the most suitable person to lead the NPP and defeat the NDC in next year’s elections because he has a strong appeal in the NDC’s stronghold regions.

“The Zongo’s are saying something beautiful and interesting. They say they don’t believe the NPP will bring Dr. Bawumia as flagbearer. But they also say, if you bring Dr. Bawumia, they will vote for him,” said the Vice President.

He continued: “When you look at the North and the Zongo, these strongholds of the NDC will fall if Dr. Bawumia is elected the flagbearer. These two will fall, and when they fall, the NDC cannot win the election. In the Volta Region too, I will get more votes.”

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“Their strongholds will shake when Dr. Bawumia is the flagbearer. They know it, that is why they are so scared of Dr. Bawumia. They know that I will give them a showdown,” Dr. Bawumia said, amidst his characteristic laughter, and cheers from the delegates.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) held its Super Delegates Congress on Saturday, August 26, 2023, to select the top five candidates who will contest the party’s presidential primary in November.

Out of the eight aspirants who filed their nomination forms, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia emerged as the clear frontrunner with 629 votes, followed by Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Ohene Agyapong with 132 votes. Former Trade and Industry Minister Alan John Kyeremanteng came third with 95 votes, while former Food and Agriculture Minister Owusu Afriyie Akoto secured the fourth spot with 36 votes.

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The fifth position was tied between former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko and former Member of Parliament for Mampong Francis Addai Nimoh, who both received nine votes each. The other two aspirants, Economist Kofi Konadu Apraku and former General Secretary of the NPP Kwabena Agyei Agyepong were eliminated from the race after failing to meet the minimum threshold of five per cent of the total valid votes cast. Alan Kyerematen and Mr Boakye Agyarko have so far withdrawn from the race. If no one else withdraws, the remaining four (4) will contest in the presidential primary on November 4, 2023.

The presidential primary will be held in all 275 constituencies of the country and will be open to all registered members of the party. The candidate who obtains more than 50 per cent of the total valid votes cast will be declared the flagbearer of the NPP for the 2024 general election.

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