Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has received overwhelming endorsement by the National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the running mate of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the December 7 elections.
This follows the acclamation of Mr Akufo-Addo on Saturday, June 27 as the ruling party’s presidential nominee for the elections.
President Akufo-Addo proposed his choice to the Council with glowing tribute to his vice president.
He showered on Dr Bawumia accolades such as ‘Mr Digital’, ‘Mr You & I Were Not There’, ‘The Economic Prophet’ and ‘Walewale Adam Smith’.
After the overwhelming acceptance of Mr Akufo-Addo’s decision, a record for the party, Dr Bawumia expressed gratitude to his leader for sticking with him since 2008.
He admitted that the four-time flagbearer of the NPP could have dropped him in 2012 and in 2016 after they lost the 2008 elections in the second round to the Atta Mills-Mahama National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket.
“Mr President, I will never take the trust and confidence you have reposed in me for granted,” he told the partisan gathering at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
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By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana