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When others made excuses, I sacrificed my political career for NPP – Bawumia

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When others made excuses, I sacrificed my political career for NPP - Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, believes he has made enough sacrifices for the New Patriotic Party to be granted the opportunity to head the party in the 2024 elections.

Dr Bawumia claims that when the party needed a witness for the 2012 general election petition, he was willing to make a sacrifice for the NPP while his rivals made excuses.

Speaking to delegates in the Suame constituency as part of his campaign in the Ashanti Region, Dr Bawumia emphasised the numerous sacrifices he has made for the party over the years, including putting his political career on the line while serving as a witness for the party.

“Most of our members were giving excuses when the party needed a witness for the 2012 general election petition at the Supreme Court. I sacrificed my political career for the party, knowing very well the implications ahead if I don’t deliver well in court.”

“The excuses were many, some claimed they were travelling and all that because they were scared to put their political career on the line, but I stood my ground, I’m the best person to lead the party,” Dr Bawumia added.

Dr Bawumia is vying to be the party’s next flagbearer in the 2024 elections. He is competing against nine other candidates who were vetted this week.

The other nine are former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey, a former Minister of Food and Agric, Dr Owusu Akoto Afriyie, a former General Secretary of NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a former MP for Offinso North, Dr Kofi Konada Apraku, a former Energy, Minister, Boakye Agyarko, Kojo Opoku and former MP for Mampong constituency, Francis Addai-Nimoh.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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Akuf0-Addo appoints Ken Ofori-Atta as senior presidential advisor

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“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has appointed you as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments. “I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your reassignment and wish you the very best in this new office,” she stated.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Ken Ofori-Atta, a former Minister of Finance, as Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investment.

Mr Ofori-Atta was removed from his duties as Finance Minister on Wednesday, February 14, and replaced by Mohammed Amin Adam.

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff, congratulated the former Finance Minister on his position and wished him well in a February 15 statement.

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“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has appointed you as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your reassignment and wish you the very best in this new office,” she stated.

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Bawumia appoints famous economist Kwame Pianim to advise economic sub-committee

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The former Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament was among those chosen to play major roles in the development of the NPP's 2024 manifesto, which was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21. In addition, former General Secretary Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has been named chair of the housing and infrastructure sub-committee.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has chosen renowned economist Kwame Pianim as an advisor to the economy cub committee of the NPP’s 2024 manifesto writing committee.

Dennis Miracles Aboagye, the campaign team’s communications director, signed the entire list of the 2024 Manifesto committee.

Dr. Bawumia directed the committee to actively involve all stakeholders in the development of the Manifesto.

Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, a former Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, has been named chair of the manifesto sub-committee on the economy.

The former Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament was among those chosen to play major roles in the development of the NPP’s 2024 manifesto, which was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21.

In addition, former General Secretary Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has been named chair of the housing and infrastructure sub-committee.

Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has charged the whole manifesto committee.

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We’ll devise a strategy to keep us together – Osei-Owusu discusses leadership reshuffle

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He expressed his hope for the outgoing Majority Leader to have lasted till the finish, calling him as tremendously industrious.

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, often known as ‘Joewise,’ has emphasized the necessity for the Majority caucus to address possible repercussions following the departure of the outgoing Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

In an interview with media in Parliament on Thursday, February 22, the MP for Bekwai said, “The caucus will regroup and determine where to go. I am certain that the caucus will address all of these repercussions, including the impact of our leader’s resignation.

“The process of selecting or electing a new leader, we will discuss all that. And if there are any implications or negative impacts on our caucus, we may decide and plan a route that will keep us together.”

He expressed his hope for the outgoing Majority Leader to have lasted till the finish, calling him tremendously industrious.

“He can sit from morning till morning if there’s work to be done. I am personally disappointed that Kyei decided to stand down; he has been a fantastic leader, and he is an extremely hardworking person. And I would have wished that he stayed on to the end.”

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu resigned voluntarily with immediate effect on Wednesday, February 21, following a critical meeting of the majority group.

President Nana Akufo-Addo convened the meeting, which took place in Accra’s Jubilee House banquet hall.

The session, attended by the majority of the group’s members, was organised in response to rising tensions within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary group.

These conflicts erupted in response to reports of intentions to replace Kyei Mensah-Bonsu with Alexander Afenyo-Markin, which fueled internal strife.

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