Bawumia is a man of destiny, give him chance to be president – Kufuor


Former President  John Agyekum Kufuor has described the Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as a man of destiny.

Mr Kufuor appealed to Ghanaians to give Dr Bawumia a chance to be president because he can do the job.

“I have always seen him as a man of destiny. when I first saw him that was about 2002, a research assistant at the Governor of BoG. This young man delivered a paper of international conference of giants in London…immediately he finished his address I told him he is a man of destiny,” Mr Kufuor said at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) auditorium, the venue for the address on Wednesday February 7.

“Give him the chance to come. I have a strong feeling he is truly the man of the moment and Ghana must accept,” he added.

The National Chair of the NPP Stephen Ayensu Ntim also described Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as a hard-working person.

He says Dr Bawumia’s hard work has earned him the position of the flagbearer of the NPP for the 2024 elections.

“The election of Dr Bawumia as flagbearer shows that we are not an exclusivist party but that values diversity and embraces different perspectives. I commend Dr Bauwmai for his exceptional determination and hard work which has earned him well-derived position of NPP presidential candidate for 2024,” he said at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) auditorium, the venue for the address on Wednesday February 7.

A presidential staffer Dennis Miracles Aboagye also said Dr Bawumia is a leader Ghanaians can trust.

Mr Aboagye indicated that Dr Bawumia is a leader that Ghanaians can afford to sleep knowing that he will deliver.

“He is a leader we can trust, a leader with credibility. He is one that Ghanaians believe they can go to sleep knowing he will deliver. Today we are going to know the new path that the Dr Bawumia is going to take us on and I am excited,” he told journalists

For his part, Government spokesperson on Governance and Security, Palgrave Boakye Danquah, said Dr will form the foundation of the manifesto for the 2024 elections.

The address, he added, will also set the stage for the campaign activities of the NPP to start.

“Dr Bawumia is going to tell the Ghanaian people what he wants to do, it is a very important day for Ghana and for the NPP. His address today will set the stage for capoging, for what he is going to do. What he is going to say will form the foundation and basis for the manifesto,” Boakye Danquah also told journalists UPSA auditorium.

The Vice President’s speech is expected to also emphasize leveraging technology, data, and systems to foster inclusive economic growth.

Dr. Bawumia aims to position Ghana as a digital hub for Africa, narrowing the digital divide and applying digital technology and artificial intelligence to transform sectors such as healthcare, education, and public service delivery.

Dr. Bawumia became the first-ever leader of the NPP of northern descent. Having won the special and main presidential candidate elections of the party, he will take over the reins of the party from his current boss, President Akufo-Addo.

Since assuming office in 2017, Mr Bawumia has championed a plethora of digital transformation initiatives, especially within the public sector. This drive won him accolades like “digitalisation man” or “digital Bawumia.”

Some of his digital initiatives include payment options, mobile money interoperability, and GhanaPost GPS, amongst others.