Newly-elected flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia his given the strongest indication of his independent mindedness in his victory address to supporters and the nation.
Dr. Bawumia, who has been a Running Mate on two occasions and Vice President for 7 years, is finally out of the shadows, having been entrusted with the mantle of leading the NPP.
In his address, Dr. Bawumia declared a new era, stressing his own vision and priorities for Ghana.
“I have my own vision and my own priorities. Given the opportunity by you, the people of Ghana to lead, I shall govern as my own man with guidance from God Almighty”, Dr. Bawumia said.
Expounding his vision, the Vice President as a transformative leader noted it is youth-focused and driven by technology.
“My vision is to build an inclusive, food self-sufficient, data-driven and systems based nation that will fully participate in the global digital revolution to solve our problems and also usher in a golden age of benefits from our natural resources,” he said.
He added; “I want to lead a nation that improves and unleashes the talents of our youth and offers good jobs with good pay, and sustainable growth with macroeconomic discipline.
“I want to lead a nation that improves and unleashes the talents of our youth and offers good jobs with good pay, and sustainable growth with macroeconomic discipline.”
He continued; “As the Presidential candidate of the NPP, it would be my commitment to the youth of Ghana. The talent of our youth in various sectors such as information technology, robotics, entrepreneurship, creative arts, sports, etc. is just amazing. When we bring the talents of the youth together, we will surely build a mighty nation” and added “I therefore invite the youth, particularly the ‘GenZs to join me in this journey of great possibilities. I have a place for you.”
He further charged the nation to rally behind to win next year’s election, emphasizing “together, we can transform this nation and do even more, in many areas”.
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