Bawumia was not a member of the NPP in 2008 – Kwabena Agyapong
The truth has been revealed to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s fans by former New Patriotic Party (NPP) general secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyapong.
He claimed that although Dr. Bawumia was not qualified to serve as the NPP’s running mate, the benefit of the doubt was extended to him.
He disclosed that when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo chose Dr. Bawumia as his running partner in 2008, there was a significant debate and miscommunication among the NPP leadership.
He clarified that Dr. Bawumia did not fulfill the criteria to be a running mate and added that a person must be a member of the party for five years before they can hold or run for office.
Dr. Bawumia wasn’t a party member in 2008, he claimed. With respect to Dr. Bawumia, we have been quite kind. We wouldn’t have permitted Dr. Bawumia to be the running mate if it weren’t for our admiration for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.
“I attended the National Council meeting in person. I have it on good understanding that the executives argued over why Nana Addo could only secure Bawumia.”
“Later, we provided Nana Addo with the benefit of the doubt. We did a good job for you. Being the Vice President is an accomplishment. You must be very understanding, “he added.