Vice-President and NPP Flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has defended his nomination of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) as his choice of running mate, describing him as a result -oriented person.

He said this yesterday at Kumasi’s Jubilee Park, where NAPO was officially introduced as running mate for the upcoming December 2024 elections.

Dr. Bawumia highlighted NAPO’s exceptional work rate, results orientation and impactful tenure as Minister of Education and now as Minister of Energy.

According to the Vice-President, these qualities were pivotal in the decision to select NAPO as his running mate.

Following the outdooring, party members and supporters praised Dr. Bawumia’s choice, and expressed optimism about the potential of the Bawumia-NAPO ticket.

They indicated that the combination of Dr Bawumia’s economic expertise and NAPO’s youthfulness, administrative prowess and political experience would position them to articulate a compelling vision for Ghana, and secure an unprecedented third term victory for the NPP under the Fourth Republic.

The choice of NAPO as running mate was widely regarded as a “no-brainer”, given his proven track record and strong support base. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh represents Manhyia South in Parliament, a stronghold where the NPP consistently garners over 80% of the vote.

His royal lineage at the Apagyafie of the Manhyia Palace and familial ties to former President John Agyekum Kufuor add historical and cultural depth to his candidacy.