Election 2024: I haven’t been president before, let me try – Bawumia tells Mahama

New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on his main rival, John Dramani Mahama, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to “step aside” and allow him to serve as president.

Dr Bawumia made the comments during a visit to the Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV’s palace on Sunday, where he emphasized that Mr Mahama has already had his turn as president, while he has not.

According to Dr Bawumia, the constitution allows Mr Mahama to serve only one term, while he himself has the potential to serve two terms if elected.

“… I haven’t been president before, so I have told him (John Mahama) that he is my senior brother, and he should have patience for me so I can also become president of this country,” Dr. Bawumia said.

“I will be able to be president for 8 years, and he can only be president for four years, so if the presidency is coming home, then we should have it for 8 years rather than four years,” he added.

Dr Bawumia stressed that he is focused on addressing issues important to Ghanaians, rather than engaging in personal attacks or insults against his opponents.

He reiterated his commitment to informing the electorate about his proposed plans and programs for the country if elected president, rather than engaging in divisive rhetoric aimed at undermining his opponents.

The comments come as the two candidates gear up for the 2024 presidential election, with Dr Bawumia seeking to succeed incumbent President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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