We will win 2020 election but don’t be complacent, Samira tells NPP

Samira Bawumia is urging the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to rest on its oars until the party has won the 7 December election

The second lady, Samira Bawumia, has expressed optimism that the New Patriotic Party will win the 7 December polls but says that the NPP must not be complacent until the battle is won.

She was answering a question about prospects for the NPP in the coming election during an interview with Nana Yaa Mensah for Sunday Night on Asaase Radio (11 October).

“No election is plain sailing but even if they were, you should act as if they weren’t until it is over. I think we will win, but we would have to work as if we are not until we have won.

“Going round the country, I think people appreciate the good work we are doing but we still cannot be complacent,’’ she said.

No coasting

Samira believes the NPP must not relent in reminding voters of the party’s achievements to guarantee a renewal of its mandate for another four years.

“We still have to work hard and keep reminding people of the good work, because there are others undermining our good works … People are claiming even the Free SHS,’’ the second lady said.

‘‘[We have to keep at it because the most obvious initiatives by the NPP] are being claimed by others. You can imagine the others.’’

Focus area

She accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of peddling lies that the NPP is anti-Fulani.

The second lady, who is a Fulani, said she is working hard to change erroneous impressions, created by detractors, that the NPP discriminates against settler groups.

“There’s been this unfortunate campaign by the opposition [NDC] that the NPP is anti-Fulani and that we are going to drive them out for some weird reason, which is obviously not true. So I have been working in those communities [and the] zongo communities, being a Muslim woman myself.’’

Fred Dzakpata

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