The National Democratic Congress (NDC) USA Chapter Communications Bureau has expressed reservations over the lead role of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) quest to select a flagbearer for Election 2024. In a statement, the NDC-USA Chapter raised concerns about the implications of this outcome on Ghana’s democratic accountability.
According to the NDC-USA Chapter, Dr. Bawumia’s emergence as the frontrunner in the NPP’s presidential primary constitutes a significant challenge to the essence of democracy, which is founded on the principle of accountability.
They argued that Ghana, often lauded as a bastion of democracy in Africa, should have seen the NPP Super Delegates Congress as an opportunity for members to hold accountable the head of the Economic Management Team, who has been at the helm during a period of economic hardship.
They contended that Dr. Bawumia’s rise to prominence was initially based on his claims of economic expertise, particularly in addressing the exchange rate challenges that have plagued Ghana for decades.
However, the statement pointed out that Dr. Bawumia’s economic strategies had not delivered the expected results, and Ghana’s economy is now in a state of distress.