In the process of choosing his running mate for the 2024 presidential election, Security and safety analyst, Dr. Adam Bonaa has advised Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to consider factors other than geographic and ethnic origins.
He claims that although specific names have been mentioned and the discussion has mostly focused on geographic and ethnic background, it would be beneficial for the vice president to broaden the scope to include aspects like discipline and gender, among other things.
“If you ask me, I will say that the vice president together with those in charge of getting a running mate for the NPP flagbearer should broaden the scope and use a certain yardstick in selecting this person. But all that we are hearing is that the person will have to come from a certain region so it’s almost like a done deal once you are from the Ashanti or a certain region.
“But if you ask me, I think they should be using a certain scale; discipline and all that. If you ask me, it will be good to include a disciplinarian, someone like the Minister of Roads, Honourable Amoako Atta,” he told GhanaWeb in an interview.