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GUM to begin campaign ahead of 2024 election soon

BY: Judith Lamiokor Lamptey
Mr Christian Kwabena Andrews

The Ghana Movement Union (GUM), says it will kickstart its towards the 2024 election next year.

The flag bearer of the party, Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrews a.k.a “Osofo Kyiri Bosom”, attributed his lose in the just ended elections to limited campaign time.

He said the COVID-19 affected their campaign activities and as such the party had only eight months to campaign for the elections unlike other political parties which have been in existence for many years and are well known by the public.

Speaking in a radio interview with an Accra-based Citi Fm, Mr Andrews said he is optimistic that the party will do exploits in the 2024 election. He said this was based on the outcome of the party in the just ended elections.

“The little that we were able to do brought this great record. So if it happened that we started earlier for people to hear us, we would have definitely gone far than what we did. But definitely, I know that we are going to begin very early. By next year, we will start things with four years of campaigning to reach somewhere. With three years, we can cover the whole country”, he promised.

“When you look at the timeframe for the work done and the way we campaigned because of the COVID-19 situation, the President didn’t allow us to campaign. We used just about eight months to campaign, unlike the other parties which have been in existence for over 30 or 40 years. So we were going into it to capture certain areas but time was not on our side”, he said

Meanwhile, statistic in the 2020 presidential elections declared the Ghana Movement Union (GUM) as the third political party with the highest votes.

Mr Andrew polled 105,548 voting representing 0.805% out of 13,119,460 total votes cast in the elections.

He also commended the Electoral Commission for ensuring a smooth and peaceful election.

Earlier yesterday, the Communications Director of the NPP, Mr Eugene Arhin had posted on his Face book page that Mr Andrews had called President Akufo- Addo to concede defeat ahead of the EC Chair final declaration.