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Afia Pokua Attributes Dr. Bawumia’s Delay in Naming Running Mate to Ongoing ‘Dumsor’ Crisis



Broadcast journalist Afia Pokua has suggested that the persistent issue of ‘dumsor,’ or intermittent power cuts, is the primary reason Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has not announced his running mate for the upcoming elections. According to Pokua, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has decided on Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, currently serving as the Minister of Energy, as Bawumia’s running mate. However, the party is delaying the announcement until the power supply issues are resolved.

Speaking on Despite Media, Pokua elaborated on the NPP’s strategy, stating, “The reason why Bawumia cannot announce a running mate is because of the dumsor. The NPP is working to address the issues of intermittent power cuts before they announce their choice of a running mate.”

Pokua also highlighted the internal challenges within the NPP, emphasizing the complications created by past decisions. She specifically mentioned the dismissal of former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko, implying that he would have been a strong candidate for the running mate position had he remained in the party’s favor.

“The NPP has a big problem, and it is created by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Bawumia’s problems are caused 80% by Nana Addo. He owes Bawumia an apology,” Pokua asserted. She further noted that current Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, known as ‘Napo,’ is not to blame for the ongoing power crisis but is nonetheless affected by it.

“The NPP keeps pushing back the announcement because, in the face of dumsor, you can’t bring in Napo. They may consider other candidates like Adu Twum, but he has his own issues, and even Naa Torshie was mentioned, though the people of Greater Accra are not particularly favorable towards the NPP,” she added.

Pokua concluded by noting that Dr. Bawumia’s campaign strategy is being adjusted to compensate for these challenges. Instead of large rallies, he is focusing on smaller, more personal engagements to connect with voters.

The NPP has yet to officially comment on these assertions, leaving the political landscape in anticipation as the power supply situation continues to be a significant concern for the party and its constituents.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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