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23.06.2021 Politics

I've not endorsed Bawumia - Dr. Richard Anane

I've not endorsed Bawumia - Dr. Richard Anane
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Dr. Richard W. Anane, a New Patriot Party (NPP) stalwart has refuted news purporting he has endorsed Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to succeed the President Akufo Addo as the party's presidential candidate in the 2024 general elections.

In a rejoinder issued, Dr. Richard Anane stated "I wish to state emphatically and unequivocally clear that I have not endorsed Dr Bawumia to succeed the President. I therefore urge the general public to disregard the fake news and treat it with the contempt that it deserves."

The rejoinder indicated that although the Vice President is doing a good job, there are other likes including Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen doing remarkably as well, and that there are lot of qualified patriots to succeed the president.

It continued that the president should be given the maximum space and time to govern.

"There are lot of qualified patriots to succeed the President. The Vice President is doing a good job in his designated role. So are others, including Alan Kyerematen a party Stalwart who I have worked with since 1992 and is doing remarkably well as our Trade minister. However, I am of a strong belief that we need to give our President time and space to govern and that, we must all be guided by the past."

Read below full statement:

For Immediate Release

22/06/2021

REJOINDER:

I HAVE NOT ENDORSED DR. BAWUMIA

My attention has been drawn to a publication on some online portals suggesting that I have endorsed the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to succeed President Akufo-Addo.

I wish to state emphatically and unequivocally clear that I have not endorsed Dr Bawumia to succeed the President. I therefore urge the general public to disregard the fake news and treat it with the contempt that it deserves.

There are lot of qualified patriots to succeed the President. The Vice President is doing a good job in his designated role. So are others, including Alan Kyerematen a party Stalwart who I have worked with since 1992 and is doing remarkably well as our Trade minister. However, I am of a strong belief that we need to give our President time and space to govern and that, we must all be guided by the past.

I have encountered the Vice President at few funerals and just like many others, our interactions have not gone beyond exchanging pleasantries.

Thank you.

Signed:

Dr. Richard W. Anane

Simon Agbovi
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