Bawumia is a political colossus


The Upper West Region Regional Coordinator of Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) and immediate past Regional Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Umar Nuhu, has noted that Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has established himself, not only as an institution in the NPP, but also as a political colossus.

According to him, the Oxford and Simon Fraser University-trained economist and banker burst into the scene as one of the finest technocrats with little political disposition, but has blossomed into a catch-phrase on the lips of all politically savvy citizens of this nation in recent times.

In a statement issued by Mr. Umar Nuhu, which was copied to The Chronicle, he argues that a lot has gone into his political development within the last thirteen years, to the point that he is unparalleled when it comes to leading the NPP to break the eight-year jinx.

This is the man who was able to stay the course after 2008, even though he had the opportunity of taking up international engagements when they beckoned.

It was no surprise then that the party and candidate settled on him again in 2012 as the running mate of our great party.

Eulogising Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Upper West Region Regional Coordinator of NABCO posited that Bawumia is the most technologically savvy Vice President in the history of this republic.  “He is instrumental in the automation of our ports, which is raking in revenues in ways one would never imagine. He is the brainchild of the digital property addressing system, as well as the QR code system, all aimed at removing the bottlenecks in locating people and doing business.

As part of the drive of the Veep to make Ghana a technological nation, he introduced the Government of Ghana project validation and the project tracker. The aim, according to Umar, is to make known to the citizenry, the number of government projects (complete and ongoing) across the length and breadth of the country, making the government more accountable.

It asserted that it has become somehow established that since the return to constitutional rule in the Fourth Republic, the two political forces, the NPP and the NDC, have always exited at the end of their second tenure.

This may be due to the despondency of their party members, seeming lack of ideas, or rejection by floating voters.

He said: “The NDC suffered despondency and near disintegration in 2000 with the Swedru Declaration, which accentuated the victory cry of the NPP that year. In 2008, the NPP suffered a similar fate with the then sitting President J.A. Kufuor backing a candidate that would turn out not to be the party’s choice at the Legon Congress.”

On which candidate takes over from Akufo-Addo after he has finished serving his eight years as President of Ghana, Nuhu argued that for some of them who have been in the NPP’s politics in the last two decades, the stakes of 2024 are completely different from those of the dying embers of the Kufuor era. This time, the NPP, inadvertently built a solid candidate waiting only to be slotted in by the delegates with little, or no sweat at all for cruise to a third historic victory.

He noted: “There is no denying that a good product needs no advertisement and Dr. Bawumia’s stature in the NPP at the moment makes him stands out; he is streets ahead of any contender(s) or potential contender(s).”

From Musar Umar Farouq, Wa



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