Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Thursday retained Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana, as his running mate for Election 2012.
Speaking to newsmen in Accra, after the party’s national executive Committee meeting, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, NPP National Chairman said the flag-bearer’s choice was supported unanimously by the National Council including Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Former Vice President Aliu Mahama.
He explained that the choice of Dr Bawumia was to help the “President,” manage the national economy better.
Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey said the flag-bearer considered the economist as the ideal choice, among the lot, to help him deliver on his vision, delivering Ghana from her many problems.
“But probably, more importantly, is that the greatest problem facing this country is the management of the economy, and using the economy to create the jobs that our young people need.
“In that exercise, should Nana Akufo-Addo be chosen as the President, Dr Bawumia is the excellent person, excellent choice to help him in helping to deliver a bigger economy that will create more jobs that will absorb our young people”.
He refuted allegations that the NPP lost Election 2008 because of Dr Bawumia stressing the “pair won the first round but lost in the run-off, and that Dr Bawumia could not be held responsible for the defeat.