Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Snippets of information running through the lenses of Ghananewslink reveal that the 2008 running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is expected to arrive in Ghana tonight to be named the party’s vice presidential candidate for the 2012 elections.

This website can boldly say that the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana will be presented to the National Council of Elders of the NPP at its meeting at the University of Ghana, Legon on Thursday.

According to the impeccable sources, the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, is bent on partnering with Dr Bawumia “because he has been tried and tested.”

By coincidence, the day to declare Dr Bawumia as running mate falls on Nana Akufo-Addo’s 68th birthday – March 29, 2012.

“Yes, he’s arriving tonight and definitely it’s in connection with the running mate issue,” a close associate of Dr Bawumia said.

“I’ll be highly surprised if the elders reject Nana Addo’s choice. From what I know, he’s the chosen one,” the source said.

Dr Bawumia served as the representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Zimbabwe and has recently been spotted at the AfDB offices in Tunisia.

The pair missed the presidency by whiskers in 2008, losing that election by the narrowest of margins – 40,000 votes.

In fact they led the first round of the poll and needed only 70,000 votes to wrap it up but voter apathy worked against Dr Bawumia and Nana Akufo-Addo.

A statement issued by the aides to Dr Bawumia says the two stand a great chance of recapturing power, the Mills administration having foundered in virtually all aspects of governance.

Dr Bawumia was born on October 7, 1963 in Tamale, Northern region of Ghana.

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