The United Kingdom (UK) branch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), in collaboration with the Young Executives Forum (UK), has raised about £1,200,000 to support the campaign of the Vice-President and NPP Flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, ahead of the December 2024 general elections.

The funds raised by the NPP-UK branch and the YEF, at their fundraising dinner dance at the Landmark Hotel in Central London, is the highest amount realised by the branch ahead of any elections since the premier branch started raising funds to support its parent party, NPP-Ghana.

In 2016, the NPP-UK and the YEF raised about $150,000 for the Akufo-Addo campaign. In 2020, they raised a total of $450,000.00.

Speaking at the fundraiser, Dr Bawumia expressed his appreciation to the NPP-UK and the YEF for their exceptional show of support for him and the party.

He reaffirmed his commitment to prosecuting a spirited campaign as the leader and presidential candidate of the NPP to ensure that the party “breaks the 8”.

He pointed out that one of his primary objectives, should he be elected as President by the people of Ghana, wold be to seek to promote a mindset of possibilities among the citizenry.

The NPP leader reported to the party faithful in London that the first round of his 2024 campaign, which started on 29 April and ended on 12 June 2024, had been largely successful and impactful.

He indicated that from the month of July, he would be shifting to the 2nd gear and reach the 3rd and 4th gear by November 2024.

“The campaign has started in earnest. We have done a tour of the 16 regions, and we just finished with Ashanti. I would like to thank the Ashanti regional chairman and all the campaign team in Ashanti for the massive show of force that everybody saw when we got there,” Dr Bawumia said

Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong, Chairman of the NPP-UK branch, assured Dr. Bawumia of the NPP-UK’s unwavering support. He stressed that the NPP-UK believes in his leadership, and his ability to take Ghana to new heights.

“NPP-UK will work tirelessly to ensure we secure every constituency allocated to us in the December 2024 elections. We understand the significance of this task, and we are prepared to rise to the occasion.

“Our dedicated members and effective communicators will be at the forefront championing Dr Bawumia’s policies and advocating for the NPP’s vision across all platforms. Dr Bawumia, your contributions as Vice President have been very remarkable,” he indicated.

The Chairman of the Young Executives Forum (YEF), Mr Bennard Owusu, thanked the Vice-President for taking time off his campaign to be with the NPP-UK branch.

He assured that the YEF and the NPP-UK would marshal all their strength and capacity to support the NPP’s spirited effort aimed at winning the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.

He also thanked members of the NPP-UK and the Young Executive Forum for the overwhelming support.