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A founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe believes vice president, Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia cannot win a presidential election with the NPP, based on the current structure of the party. This assertion, he insists, is irrespective of the government’s performance neither is it borne out of dislike for the vice president who he describes as a fine gentleman.
The New Patriotic Party has begun electing its leaders for the various positions from the Polling Station to Regional levels with election of National officers and the party’s flagbearer set to be carried out in the next few weeks and months respectively. Commenting on the chances of the vice president leading the party for the polls in December 2024, the statesman and diplomat painted a bleak political future for the second gentleman of the land when his tenure as Veep ends in January 2025. According to him, “by the structure of our party [NPP], Bawumia can’t come to power”.
The former Ghana’s ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro maintains his position on Dr. Bawumia is a thoroughly considered and a long-standing one as someone who’s no stranger to the foundation of the party he helped establish. Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe believes the vice president has no structural standing and political leverage currently to lead the party. “If Bawumia would have that independent mind and strength and not just praising what the president has done or has not done, I would have looked at him differently” the NPP kingpin noted.
The New Patriotic Party’s flagbearership contest is expected to be keenly contested, with the chances of Trade and Industry minister, Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng highly favored this time around. Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia, who was once seen by many Ghanaians as a competent hand to manage the affairs of the nation as a result of his much-touted economic prowess has since been humbled by the reality of governance, rendering him cack-handed with record level inflation rates, worst domestic currency depreciation, joblessness and general pronounced hardships in the country under his watch as the head of the Economic Management Team.