The Bawumia Campaign Team has firmly rejected any allegations of intending to offer bribes to delegates in the forthcoming Presidential primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A video circulating on social media, claiming to depict Dr. Bawumia’s team amassing money intended for distribution to delegates, has gained widespread attention. However, the campaign team has clarified that this video is not recent; it originally surfaced during the run-up to the 2020 General Elections and has no association with Dr. Bawumia’s current campaign for leadership within the NPP.
The statement characterizes the video as a malicious form of propaganda crafted by Dr. Bawumia’s adversaries. It urges the public to dismiss it with the disregard it warrants.
“The video is accompanied by a caption suggesting that the amassed cash is intended to sway delegates into voting for Dr. Bawumia in the upcoming Saturday’s election. This assertion is baseless and driven by ill intent. To clarify, this video is an older recording that has been circulating since 2020, during the buildup to the 2020 elections.”
“It is highly regrettable that adversaries of Dr. Bawumia have taken this aged video, given it a malicious caption, and disseminated it widely. This reprehensible form of propaganda should be completely disregarded,” stated Dr. Gideon Boako, spokesperson for Dr. Bawumia.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is scheduled to convene a Super Delegates Conference on August 26, 2023, where ten aspirants will vie for the party’s flagbearer position, with five to be selected. Subsequently, the National Delegates Conference will be held in November of this year to officially choose a flagbearer.
Dr. Bawumia has garnered significant backing from the grassroots members of the party, and it is widely anticipated that he will emerge victorious in the presidential primaries.