NPP’s NEC unanimously endorses NAPO as Bawumia’s running mate

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has unanimously endorsed Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the party’s Vice-Presidential Candidate for the 2024 general elections.

The National Council of the party, the second-highest decision-making body, confirmed Dr. Prempeh’s nomination at a meeting on July 4, 2024.

According to the party’s General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, “The National Council of the NPP has unanimously endorsed the Presidential Candidate’s nomination of Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as his Vice-Presidential Candidate pursuant to Article 13(3) of the Party Constitution.”

Frimpong praised Dr. Prempeh’s leadership qualities, saying, “He brings decades of political astuteness, trustworthy leadership, confidence, decisiveness, grassroots mobilization, charisma, patriotism, and demonstrable incorruptibility to the NPP presidential ticket.”

He added, “Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh shares Dr. Bawumia’s vision of bold solutions for our country that are responsive to the needs, opportunities, and challenges of the 21st century.”

When asked about Dr. Prempeh’s contributions to the party’s ticket, Frimpong stated, “He complements our flagbearer in many significant ways, and the two enjoy a warm, personal relationship anchored on deep mutual respect.”

Dr. Prempeh, a medical doctor and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, has served as Minister of Education and Energy in the current administration. He is credited with the successful implementation of the Free Senior High School policy and ensuring industrial harmony in the education sector.

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