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My nomination is part of God’s plan; it’s a call to higher service – Opoku Prempeh

The Energy Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has expressed profound gratitude and humility over his nomination and appointment as the presidential running mate for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer in the upcoming 2024 general elections.

Dr Prempeh, who was selected by the party’s flagbearer, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was unanimously endorsed by the National Council in accordance with the NPP Constitution on Thursday, July 4.

Expressing deep reverence for this significant role in a statement on Thursday, July 4, the NPP running mate pledged full support to Dr Bawumia, to collaboratively propel Ghana towards greater heights.

”I view this nomination as part of God’s plan for my life, and I am grateful for His guidance in directing my path. I pray for His ongoing guidance as I move forward. I consider this nomination as a call to higher service, a call to sacrifice and a duty to perform,” he said.

Acknowledging the wealth of talent within the NPP, the Energy Minister recognised the weight of this responsibility and urged all members of the party to unite in striving towards the ambitious goal of transforming Ghana into a prosperous nation.

He extended heartfelt appreciation to the National Council, the party members, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for their unwavering support and confidence.

Reflecting on past opportunities to serve in two respected cabinet positions, the NPP presidential running mate expressed gratitude for the confidence reposed in him and to win over any doubters.

”It has prepared me for a day like this, and I feel ready to make everyone who believes in me proud and win over the doubters,” Dr Prempeh said.

He emphasised the need for collective effort and called upon every party member to join in seeking the mandate of Ghanaians.

“As I assume the role of running mate alongside my esteemed boss, H.E. Dr Bawumia, l am committed to supporting him to prosecute a formidable 2024 campaign to break the 8-year election cycle and serve our beloved country diligently. 

“Let us work together towards a brighter future for Ghana,” the NPP presidential running mate added.

Read the full statement below.

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