NPP National Council Approves Opoku Prempeh as Bawumia’s Running Mate - Onlinetimesgh

NPP National Council Approves Opoku Prempeh as Bawumia’s Running Mate

The National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has officially endorsed Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia‘s decision to select Energy Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh as his running mate for the upcoming elections.

The endorsement came on Thursday after prior consultations with the National Executive Council and the National Steering Committee of the party.

Opoku Prempeh, widely known as NAPO, is the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South and a former Education Minister. His selection is viewed as a strategic move by Bawumia to bolster support within the party and extend influence across the country, particularly in the Ashanti region.

Profile of Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Matthew Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as NAPO, was born on May 23, 1968, in Ashanti New Town, a suburb of Kumasi. He hails from Pakyi No. 2 in the Ashanti Region.

He began his basic education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Primary School and continued to Prempeh College in Kumasi for his middle school education. He studied Human Biology and Medicine at KNUST, completing his MB CHB in 1994.

NAPO furthered his education with a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences in 1998. He also attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he completed a certificate course in Leadership and Government. In 2002, he pursued postgraduate training in surgery in the UK, obtaining membership with the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).

Before entering Parliament, NAPO served as CEO of Keyedmap Security Services Limited from 2004 to 2009. He is a medical doctor and was a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2003.


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