North East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Nurudeen Fuseini could not keep calm about the waves the NPP continue to make in the North East Region and has attributed the achievement to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Chairman was full of praises for Dr. Bawumia indicating that growth in the party members of the Region has been soaring since Dr. Bawumia assumed office as Vice President.
He explained how initially the situation was by stating the fact that, almost all the communities in the North East Region have always voted for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) since 1992.
Mr. Nurudeen Fuseini narrated that, the trend suddenly changed when former President John Agyekum Kufuor picked the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama as his running mate and Vice President.
He indicated that, there has been more improvement in the party’s growth within the North East Region and other regions of the North with the coming in of Dr. Bawumia as the Vice President.
“North East Region is a newly created region, well appreciated and as I speak to you now, North East Region is the fastest-growing region in terms of the support base of the NPP. Earlier on, we had NDC all over, but now North East is ahead of any other region now in terms of growth. We know the stronghold of the NPP is the Ashanti Region, but we are growing faster. From now, we are growing upwards”, he explained.
Asked what was doing the magic, Chairman Nuru as he is affectionately called, said “The magic is the Vice President. He is taking care of the people, and he is well respected. He respects the people, and the people also respect him. That is why the party is growing in the region”.
He cited a project like the Pwalugu multi-purpose dam, the Free SHS policy, and the Planting for Food and Jobs as positive initiatives impacting the lives of the people of the North.
Mr. Nurudeen described Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as a ‘political magician’ who always endeavours to find lasting solutions to problems affecting society.
He commended the Vice President for his vision for Ghana and said, “All the young people in the North East Region are praying that Bawumia should grow more than a Vice President. That is what we are praying for”.
Also, he denied courting support for the Minister for Food and Agriculture to become the NPP’s next flagbearer and indicated that the Minister was only his friend.
He further said the NPP’s outstanding performance in the Northern part of the country during the 2020 general elections can be largely attributed to the influence of Dr. Bawumia.
Chairman Nurudeen revealed that although the NPP’s target in that Region was to win all six parliamentary seats in the North East during the 2020 general elections, the party was able to win four seats.
He said the party is targeting to capture all the six parliamentary seats and also win more votes for the NPP in the 2024 general elections.
Adding that the North East Region and other regions of the North are benefitting from the good policies of the NPP under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia.