NPP Unveils NAPO As Bawumia’s Running Mate

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh


Excitement and anticipation are at a fever pitch as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) prepares to officially unveil Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, affectionately known as NAPO, as the running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the party’s flagbearer.

The much-awaited event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region – a bastion of support for the NPP.

Party supporters in the region are full of enthusiasm for the unveiling ceremony, emphasizing the significance of the occasion.

The formal endorsement of NAPO as Dr. Bawumia’s running mate by the National Council of the NPP on July 5 has garnered widespread praise from senior party figures, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressing his confidence in the leadership capabilities of the duo ahead of the 2024 general elections.

In a statement, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh conveyed his gratitude to Dr. Bawumia for the trust placed in him, pledging his unwavering dedication towards securing victory for the NPP in the upcoming polls through collaboration with his running mate.

Despite some criticisms of NAPO’s alleged haughtiness, the NPP staunchly defended him. To address concerns, suggestions have been made for NAPO to utilize prepared scripts in public appearances to enhance his communication strategies and minimize potential missteps.

With the elevation of NAPO to the running mate position, the Manhyia South parliamentary seat has become vacant, prompting the NPP to commence the nomination process for the constituency to elect a candidate for the next election.
The party assured a fair selection process and called for discretion among aspiring candidates, stressing the internal nature of the matter.

As the NPP gears up for the highly contested 2024 presidential election, all eyes will be on the party’s formidable duo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and NAPO, as they prepare to face off against the formidable National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket led by former President John Dramani Mahama and Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.
The stage is set for an electrifying electoral showdown come election day.


By Vincent Kubi