According to reports received by Priningonline from the North East Region, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia arrived in his hometown of Walewale on May 6, 2023. He was accompanied by Hajia Zuweira Lariba Abudu, the Member of Parliament for the area, and was warmly welcomed by polling station executives.
Sources suggest that as part of his itinerary for the day, Bawumia is expected to formally declare his candidacy for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership contest. This move comes as no surprise following his recent cryptic social media post “IT IS POSSIBLE” and confirmation from some Majority MPs that he had shared his intentions with them.
The NPP has announced that nominations for the flagbearship contest will open on May 26 and close on June 24, 2023. The main contest is scheduled for November 2023.
With Bawumia’s entry into the race, the number of officially declared candidates for the NPP presidential candidacy now stands at nine. The other candidates include former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto; Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong; former MP for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey; and former MP for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh