Bawumia, Catalyst For Development - Akufo-Addo
5/15/2012 10:49:07 PM -
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described his running mate as a catalyst who can provide the needed impetus for him to realise the vision of ensuring free education from the basic to the senior high level as well as bridge the development gap between the north and south.
“I have a good partner and together this team will help create a prosperous nation,” he said, when addressing teeming supporters of the party at the Jubilee Park in Tamale on Saturday, shortly after the presidential team took part in a National Muslim Prayer to round off their two-day visit to the Northern Region.
Nana Akufo-Addo pointed out that their quest for power was not for parochial interests but to help reposition the country on a sound economic footing.
He pointed out that the creation of jobs and wealth for every Ghanaian would be on top of their agenda when given the nod to lead the country after the elections.
He further explained that such a vision required prudent economic management, which Dr Bawumia’s expertise and partnership would provide.
He also said that he had to maintain his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the 2012 general election because “he is a good material to partner him in accelerating the development of the country”.
The presidential candidate said his interaction with people across the length and breadth of the country indicated that Dr Bawumia still stood tall among other potential vice-presidential candidates.
According to the presidential aspirant, his running mate played a critical role in garnering votes for the party in the 2012 general election.
He also stated that Dr Bawumia was a fantastic partner following his ability to cope with the rigorous campaigns and mounting of platforms. He was therefore retained to continue from where he left off after the 2008 election.
The National Muslim Prayer Service was to seek Allah’s blessings and guidance for the nation in the upcoming general election and the general peace and stability of the nation.
Some NPP political bigwigs like the former Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, and Sheikh I. C. Quaye also took part in the service.
Earlier, the team had made a stopover at Nalerigu where Dr Bawumia sought the blessing of the Nayiri, the Overlord of Mamprugu
Traditional Area, Nabohagu Mahami Sheriga. They also made stopovers at Nasia, Walewale and Gambaga where they interacted with party supporters and opinion leaders.
Dr Bawumia went through the biometric registration exercise at Kperiga, his hometown, near Walewale.
He indicated that his selection was an honour done the Mamprusis and the entire people of Northern Ghana and, therefore, entreated the people to translate that into voting massively for the NPP in the general elections.