The Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, has recalled fondly how Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia stood in the dock at the Supreme Court to defend the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 election petition.
Welcoming Dr. Bawumia to Kyebi, as part of the Vice President’s campaign tour of the Eastern Region, the MP called for a massive endorsement for Dr. Bawumia to be NPP flagbearer for the 2024 elections, highlighting his significant contributions to the party over the years.
He also commended the Veep on his assistance and support to President Akufo-Addo as well as his depth of knowledge.
He reminded the party faithful about the role of Dr. Bawumia in the landmark case for the party, stressing his utmost respect for Dr. Bawumia.
“Some people are saying we are doing Dr. Bawumia a favour. This is ridiculous if you consider Dr. Bawumia’s commitment to our party and the amount of service he has rendered to the party,” Atta Akyea told the party faithful.
“Dr. Bawumia has worked so hard for the NPP and contributed so much to the Government of President Akufo-Addo as Vice President.
“The day I had so much respect for Dr. Bawumia and I was convinced God has blessed him was when he stood in the box alone and defended the NPP at the Supreme Court. I am a Lawyer and I know it is not easy to be in the Dock, let alone a high profile case like that.”
“I have 5 very good friends among the 10 people contesting and I go way back with some of them. But the truth is that Dr. Bawumia is most deserving and the best to lead us to victory.”
“NDC have set a trap for us, hoping that we won’t elect Dr. Bawumia. But let me tell you that if we don’t elect Dr. Bawumia as our candidate, NPP will be humiliated in the next election, so, Abuakwa South, let us vote for him massively, just as we did for Nana Akufo-Addo”, Hon. Atta Akyea opined.
The Abuakwa South MP asked the party faithful to massively vote for Dr Bawumia, pleading with them to focus on the bigger picture that the Vice President is the best candidate to break the eight for the NPP.