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#NPPDecides: NPP is not an Akan party – Justin Kodua

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He is the NPP's first non-Akan leader to lead the party into a general election since its inception in 1992. Kodua asked all NPP members to support Bawumia in the 2024 general election. "We must all work together to support Dr. Bawumia and ensure the NPP's victory in the 2024 election." "This is a watershed moment for our party." Dr Bawumia beat three other contenders, including Kennedy Agyapong, the outspoken Assin Central MP, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a former Minister for Agriculture, and Francis Addai-Nimoh, a former Mampong MP.

Justin Frimpong Kodua, General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated that the nomination of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, a non-Akan, as its flagbearer for the 2024 general election demonstrates that the NPP is not an Akan-centric party.

“The NPP has made history by electing Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia – a non-akan – to lead the party into the 2024 general elections as its flagbearer,” he added. “This shows that the NPP is not an Akan party.”

In the NPP flagbearer competition, Bawumia defeated three other candidates: Kennedy Agyapong, Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh.

He is the NPP’s first non-Akan leader to lead the party into a general election since its inception in 1992.

Kodua asked all NPP members to support Bawumia in the 2024 general election.

“We must all work together to support Dr Bawumia and ensure the NPP’s victory in the 2024 election.” “This is a watershed moment for our party.”

Dr Bawumia beat three other contenders, including Kennedy Agyapong, the outspoken Assin Central MP, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a former Minister for Agriculture, and Francis Addai-Nimoh, a former Mampong MP.

According to certified results released by a Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Dr Bawumia received 118210 votes, representing 61.47%, while his nearest competitor, Mr Agyapong, received 71,996 votes, representing 37.41%.

Dr. Afriyie Akoto, who finished third, received 1,459 votes (0.76%), while Addai-Nimoh received 731 votes (0.41%).

In Saturday’s presidential primary, 192 446 delegates voted. The total number of valid votes was 193, 346, with 900 votes invalidated. The turnout was 94.63%.

Dr. Bawumia was expected to win the presidential primary from the outset, but he fell short of the 80% threshold established by members of his campaign staff.

Several MPs and Ministers backed Dr Bawumia, who is a popular figure within the NPP.

The election in 2024 is predicted to be a tight one. Both Bawumia and Mahama are formidable contenders with their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

The outcome of the election will most likely be determined by various variables, including the status of the economy, the campaigns of the candidates, and voter turnout.

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‘The 24-hour economy is the solution to Ghana’s economic difficulties – Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared that his planned 24-hour economy proposal is the solution to Ghana’s financial and economic problems.

In a unique live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ the former president stated that the planned 24-hour economic project is the solution to Ghana’s current and future concerns.

Mr. Mahama stated that the effort will provide an enabling and supportive environment for enterprises, companies, and government agencies to create more jobs and hire more people.

He detailed the benefits of the 24-hour economy project, which he claims would raise and increase the standard of life for many more Ghanaians.

“The 24-hour initiative is the answer for now and in the future. It will create an enabling environment with deliberate policies for businesses, companies, and government institutions to operate 24/7 in a three-eight-hour shift system.

“In addition to the traditional 8-hour shift system, the two additional work shifts that my administration will introduce will double and sometimes triple the number of jobs that participate in public and private entities that we currently have.

“This is the 24-hour economy optimization strategy: giving more to society, providing efficient service delivery, and generating decent and well-paying jobs. The benefits of this system will include but not limited to; 24-hour port and harbour services, 24-hour customs services, 24-hour DVLA services, 24-hour agro-processing factories, 24-hour manufacturing industries, 24-hour construction companies and many more.”

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Mahama: My administration will retrieve riches taken via corrupt methods

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Making reference to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah's controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr. Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled 'Mahama Conversations,' that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers. "Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration's leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, has pledged that if elected president in the upcoming December 7 general elections, his administration will work with relevant authorities and partners to recover funds and properties obtained through corruption.

Former President Mahama lamented the mounting incidences of corruption and apparent contempt for fiscal discipline by the Akufo-Addo administration, promising to do his utmost to guarantee that any funds wrongfully gained are recovered if he wins the forthcoming elections.

Referring to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah’s controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers.

“Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration’s leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

“And as the Minister for Defence explained, it [the Falcon Executive Jet] had no shower for a presidential bath. Ghana’s youth have further experienced how a minister could stash millions of dollars in her home and only God knows the full extent of Ghanaian taxpayers’ money that has been stashed away by many others.

“But I say to the good people of Ghana that, working with Ghanaians and international anti-corruption partners, we shall do all that is humanly possible to retrieve such wrongly acquired wealth.”

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Mahama promises 20% salary incentive for rural teachers if voted

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This adds to Mr Mahama's various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has vowed that if elected President, teachers who agree to serve in a rural school will receive a 20% wage increase.

The former President believes the idea would motivate more teachers to accept posts in rural regions.

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Mr Mahama revealed this in a Facebook post.

This adds to Mr Mahama’s various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

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