Chairman Wontumi welcomes NPP running mate from Ashanti Region

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The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Bosiako, has shared his perspective on the possibility of the party’s vice-presidential candidate falling from the Ashanti region.

Clarifying further, he emphasised that while he is unaware of the specific individual in consideration, the prospect of the running mate being chosen from the Ashanti region would be welcomed with appreciation. The NPP has extended additional time to its flag bearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for consultations to finalise the selection of a running mate for the upcoming 2024 general election.

This decision was made during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Council (NC) meeting held in Accra. Several names are circulating within NPP circles as potential running mates, including the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Member of Parliament for Manyhia South in the Ashanti Region; the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region; and the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, Joseph Osei Owusu.

Expressing his sentiments, Chairman Wontumi stated, “I would express gratitude to God if the running mate happens to be from the Ashanti region.”

However, Chairman Wontumi refuted claims suggesting that he has endorsed Kyei Mensah Bonsu as the running mate, asserting, “It’s not appropriate to discuss the matter publicly since Bawumia has indicated he requires more time for his decision. It would not be right for me to make such statements in public.”

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