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The overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II, has urged the 2024 flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to desist from campaign of insults since his main opponent is his own brother.

The Ya-Na says John Dramani Mahama of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who is bearing their flag for the 2024 polls is also a son of the north and should be seen as his brother and not an enemy.

“John Mahama is your big brother and not your enemy. See him as an elder brother as you go about your campaign,” he encouraged.

The Ya-Na was grateful that the two political parties have chosen flag bearers who hail from the northern part of the country, granting a higher probability of getting the next president from the upper part of the country.

“We just have to be grateful to all Ghanaians for trusting that only a northerner can lead Ghana after 2024. It is a big opportunity for us to demonstrate our maturity, competence, honesty and dedication to move Ghana forward,” he preached.

The Vice President for his part assured that the 2024 campaign would be based on achievements rather than insults.

“Ya-Na, I wish to assure you that my team and I will conduct a clean campaign as you have indicated because myself and John Mahama are all your sons. What I will be doing is that I will bring to bare my ideas that I know will compliment the development we are currently seeing.

“My brother lacks ideas and so tends to criticize my ideas but I know Ghanaians are decerning and will vote the NPP that I lead,” he noted.

Dr Bawumia used the occasion to thank delegates and the Ya-Na for their support which led to his overwhelming victory in the November 4 presidential primary.

“I am grateful to you Ya-Na and the entire Dagbon for the support but the real battle lies ahead and I will need your support again.

“We have a battle ahead and Insha Allah with your support we shall overcome,” he was confident.

The Vice President is on a ‘Thank You’ tour since his election on November 4 as the flag bearer of the NPP.

His first point of call was his home region on Monday November 20, where he addressed a mammoth crowd.

He later held a rally in Tamale which many described as electrifying. The 2024 NPP flag bearer also visited Yendi, Bimbilla and Saboba all in the Northern region.

He is expected to pay a courtesy call on the king of the Gonja Kingdom Yagbonwura Bi-Kunuto Soale Jewu at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo and also hold a rally.

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