Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dr. Bawumia: My appointment is a call to duty

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana appointed as the vice presidential candidate to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 2008 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, has described his appointment as a 'call to duty'.

In a brief interaction with the media at the residence of Nana Akufo-Addo, Dr. Bawumia told Joy FM he feels very humbled and very happy for his appointment and expressed gratitude to the many Ghanaians he said were expressing goodwill for him.

"I am very humbled, very happy, and I feel a sense of a call to duty, I will speak in Takoradi and I thank you all and everybody else across the country for their support and expressions of good wishes and well wishes."

Dr Bawumia will be outdoored at the party's Annual Delegates' Conference at the Sekondi College in the Western Region, tomorrow Saturday and also on Sunday at the party's rally to be held at the Takoradi Polytechnic Park.

His nomination by Nana Akufo-Addo and subsequent endorsement by the party's National Executive Committee surprised many, including known party figures who have opposed his appointment and expressed reservations.

Two of the early persons tipped to be in the reckoning for the position, Alhaji Rashid Bawa, Ghana's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; and Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula the former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, told Joy FM that they fully support Bawumia's appointment and pledged to work towards the NPP retaining power.


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