The 2008 running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, arrives in Ghana tonight to be named the party’s vice presidential running mate for the 2012 elections.
Citifmonline.com can confirm that the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana will be presented to the National Council of Elders of the NPP at its meeting at the University of Ghana, Legon on Thursday.
The flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, according to our sources is bent on partnering with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia “because he has been tried and tested.”
Coincidentally, the day to declare Dr. Bawumia as running mate falls on Nana Akufo-Addo’s 68th birthday – March 29, 2012.
“Yes, he’s arriving tonight and definitely it’s in connection with the running mate issue,” a close associate of Dr. Bawumia told Citifmonline.com.
“I’ll be highly surprised if the elders reject Nana Addo’s choice. From what I know, he’s the chosen one,” the source said.
Dr. Bawumia served as the representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Zimbabwe and has recently been spotted at the AfDB offices in Tunisia.
Dr. Bawumia was born on October 7, 1963 in Tamale, Northern region of Ghana.
Source Citifmonline Ghana