Bawumia will be next President to shame detractors – Tema MCE
The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Yohane Amarh Ashitey has urged all New Patriotic Party faithful and level-headed Ghanaians to ignore the various analyses that are projecting that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia will lose the 2024 presidential election to John Mahama.
On the sidelines of a funeral at Tema Community 8 on Saturday, Hon. Amarh Ashitey said those predictions can only be taken with a pinch of salt because there is verifiable history that show that they have failed miserably in the past.
“The same people who are going about saying that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia is no match to former President John Mahama are the same persons who also swore by anything they could that Nana Akufo-Addo could never become president of Ghana; today we know better,” he said.
Hon. Yohane Amarh Ashitey was speaking on the sidelines of the funeral of the late Solomon Ameyaw Mills, a staunch member of the ruling party at Tema Community 8 when he made the call.
He pointed out that in spite of the numerous claims, including poll analyses in 2016 for instance that then candidate John Mahama of the NDC was going to win easily against the NPP’s then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, Akufo-Addo rather won by an unprecedented margin of almost 1million votes.
“For me, the fact that Akufo-Addo not only became president, but the one with the highest vote margins in the history of the Fourth Republic speaks volumes about how seriously analyses such as that are going on should be disregarded.
These same people who are claiming that Dr. Bawumia can never win 2024 due to the so-called two-term unspoken rule and the poor state of the economy were the same people who swore in the past that Nana Akufo-Addo could never become president because he was cursed,” the MCE said.
He pointed out that even on the eve of the 2016 election, these same people were all over the place saying the election had already been won by John Mahama only for them to vanish from the public discourse after Akufo-Addo had won by almost 1million votes.
Rather than listen to these people, the MCE urged all NPP faithful to close ranks and put their shoulders to the wheel of the Bawumia campaign.
“Whatever our detractors say, we should only focus on the goal which is breaking the 8,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hon. Yohane Amarh Ashitey has also dismissed claims that Vice President Bawumia is stoking religious tensions by demanding that Muslims vote him.
“First of all, I do not recall Vice President Bawumia standing anywhere and saying that vote for me simply because I am a Muslim as claimed by his detractors; I do not think anybody would really take him seriously if he did that. What I know is that His Excellency the Vice President is pointing out to Zongo communities that for a long time they have been pro NDC because of the misconception that the NPP is anti-Muslim. However, by his election, the NPP has proven that it is not anti-Muslim and so the time has come for our Muslim brothers and sisters to abandon that unfortunate mentality. That is not stoking religious tension, that is being factual,” the MCE said.
Those in attendance to mourn with Hon. Davies Mills, the assembly member for the Sahara electoral area whose father passed away include Assembly members, staff of TMA, staff of Unilever and political party executives.