President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has retained Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate for the upcoming Presidential election scheduled for 7th December, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo’s nomination of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was unanimously endorsed by the National Executive Council of the New Patriotic Party at a ceremony held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra today, June 27, 2020.
The President in his speech said, ” The rules of the electoral commission and the constitution of the Republic of Ghana requires that at the time of filing my nomination, I need to indicate the identity of my running mate. If God permits the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will continue to be the running mate for the 2020 general elections. The constitution of our party provides in Article 13 (3) that the vice-presidential candidates shall be selected upon the nomination of the presidential candidate in consultation with the national council. So today, I have the great honor to put in consultation with the members of the national council my choice of running mate for the fourth time is the excellent, hardworking vice president Dr. Alhaji Mohamudu Bawumia”
The President described Dr. Bawumia as ‘Dr Prophet’ and said that he had ever since been lucky to have Dr. Bawumia by his side since 2008.
He added that, Dr. Bawumia’s credentials as a top economist is always known to all and had been reinforced by his work and performance in Economics in the past years, earning him the ‘name’ ‘Dr Prophet’.