Amma Busia, a member of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party has stated Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and his wife, Samira Bawumia, have contributed significantly to the victory of the governing party.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Yaa Mensah, on Sunday Night, Busia said the couple really helped to increase the party’s fortunes, especially in the northern regions in the just ended election.
“You see, I think a lot of credit should go to Bawumia and his wife Samira Bawumia, He worked very hard. And before the elections he visited me and said ‘mummy when the resource comes, I know we will make inroads’,” she said.
Busia added: “And Bawumia cuts across between the youth and the aged and everybody seems to like him and his wife, and so the North shot in our favour. I think we should give thanks and credit to Bawumia for the work he did there, people may not agree with me but that is my personal opinion.”
She believes the party must forge a strong relation with government in a manner that will be beneficial to the two sides.
“The party should always be at the background but the party should be a springboard for the candidate to sleep on it, jumping up and down. So, we should try and build that relationship between the party and government so that the party knows what is going on and the government will also think and know that it is the party that brought me here,” Busia added.
The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, on 9 December declared Akufo-Addo the winner of the 2020 presidential elections, after defeating John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress.
Akufo-Addo won by 51.59% of the total votes cast as against Mahama’s 6,214,889 representing 47.36%. Akufo-Addo polled a total of 6,70,413 votes out of the total votes of 13, 434, 574. Akufo-Addo defeated John Mahama by 53.8% to 44.4% in the 2012 election.
However, the minority NDC has since rejected the 2020 results, describing the election as full of irregularities in some parts of the country.
The Party has since filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the results.
The Sunday Night programme will be repeated on Tuesday 12 January, starting at 7pm.