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    Bawumia didn’t win Super Delegates conference because of Gov’t appointees – Awuku

    Campaign Manager of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s team working to get him elected as flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku has debunked assertions that Dr Bawumia won the recently held Super Delegates Conference election because of the vote of delegates who are Government appointees.

    He refuted analyses that suggest that he won the election because of appointees, who were bound to vote for him because he is the sitting Vice President of the country.

    Mr Awuku explained that Government appointees constituted a small percentage of the super delegates and could not have guaranteed the overwhelming victory of the election.

    Speaking on Citi TV’s Point of View programme Wednesday, Mr Awuku argued that Dr Bawumia’s convincing win had little to do with appointees and that projections made on that basis are wrong.

    “People may not have necessarily done the analyses of the voting bloc. So when they look at the Super Delegates, the first thing that comes to mind is that these people are all government appointees.

     And that is a very false analysis. And if you proceed on that tangent, the likelihood that you will be making some projections and getting them wrongly is there, because if you take the 929 people who voted on August 26, out of the number, the biggest voting bloc is the constituency chairmen, with 276. We are also talking about 272 regional executives, then 137 MPs, then 17 national officers, and also the diaspora representation of 81,” he explained.

    Dr. Bawumia won a landslide at the Super Delegates Conference that sought to reduce the NPP flagbearership aspirants from 10 to 5.

    He garnered a total of 629 votes (68.15%) of the votes between all the nine other aspirants with a huge margin.


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