The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, also known as Joe Wise, has revealed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s running mate in the 2024 elections will be from the Ashanti Region.
He stated that the party has agreed to select Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s partner from the party’s stronghold.
In an interview, Mr Osei-Owusu confirmed that the running mate for the newly elected party’s flagbearer will be chosen from the Ashanti region.
This, according to the Bekwai MP, who is also rumored to be the party’s running mate, is the only way for the party to win the 2024 general election.
“It is generally agreed in the party that if Bawumia wins, his running mate should come from the Ashanti region,” he said.
“It is generally agreed in the party that if Bawumia wins, his running mate should come from the Ashanti region,” he told reporters.
According to him, while the candidates mentioned so far meet the criteria, “they aren’t the only group of people who are eligible to be nominated, and I believe the field is wide.”
When asked why he is removing himself from consideration despite being rumored to be a candidate, he stated, “I think we should give the man the space to look at the whole game board and select.”