The New Patriotic Party (NPP), according to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is not a tribalistic party.
He claimed that if he wins the flagbearership contest on November 4 with a resounding victory, the idea that the party is an Akan party will be completely disproved.
The Vice President further revealed that he is the best choice to lead the party to victory in the general elections of 2024.
“I am the third person from the North to contest the presidential primary of the party and the support is across the sixteen regions with everyone supporting Dr Bawumia, because I have what it takes to win the 2024 elections,” he said.
“We in the NPP are trying to do something that has never happened. We are breaking the Eight. When the party opened the nomination, I picked the form so I could break the eight for the New Patriotic Party,” he said.
Prior to the elections on November 4, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia spoke to party delegates in Tumu and claimed that since he had won all 16 regions in the Super Delegates Congress, he was deserving of being chosen as the party’s leader.
“If you look at our party and the antecedents and how we have been maligned, our opponents tell people that we vote on tribal lines.
We will send a message that we are a national party on November 4, 2023, to demonstrate to them that we are not a tribalistic party, Dr. Bawumia said.
“History tells us that the party doesn’t engage in tribal politics when we are electing leaders, as we are made up of different political groupings from different parts of the country.
“The National Liberation Movement from Ashanti, the Northern People’s Party from the North, the Anlo Youth Congress, the Ga People, and the Muslim Association Party came together to form the United Party, which is now the NPP and that’s our antecedents,” he explained.
The Northern People’s Party won 12 seats in the 1954 elections, compared to Busia’s party winning just one seat, the vice president emphasized.