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The Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has said that the generality of the Majority Caucus in Parliament is in support of the choice of the Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the running mate for Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Mr Afenyo-Markin said the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Bawumia informed the leadership of Parliament about his choice during a meeting on June 28, after which he discussed the choice with members of the caucus.

“The leader of our party, His Excellency Dr Bawumia met with the leadership of Parliament and, in the end, the conclusion is that our respected colleague, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh is his choice for running mate,” Mr Afenyo-Markin said on Accra-based Citi FM.

He added that “I have engaged the caucus, and the feedback has been positive. The generality of the caucus is in support of his choice.”

The meeting with the leadership of the House, comes after the Asante Akim North Member of Parliament, Andy Appiah-Kubi said he has not been consulted over the choice of running mate but if asked for an opinion, he will not choose Dr Prempeh.

According to Mr Appiah-Kubi, although Dr Opoku Prempeh qualifies to be vice president of Ghana, “I won’t choose him”.

Bawumia’s running mate: Opoku Prempeh is not my preference – Appiah- Kubi

This attracted a quick response from Mr Afenyo-Markin, who called for circumspection in comments about the choice of running mate since “No decision has been made yet.”

Bawumia’s running mate: No decision has been made yet – Afenyo-Markin

Mr Afenyo-Markin in the interview aforementioned said despite being informed about the choice “For it to be official, there has to be a National Council meeting for the final decision to be taken.”

The NPP is likely to convene a National Council meeting next Tuesday where Dr Bawumia will formally present his choice to the party’s top brass for their consideration and approval, in line with the NPP’s constitution.