NPP running mate position: I have aspirations, not ambitions – Kokofu

The former Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency, Hon. Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu Esq., says his biggest ambition is to help the NPP flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to become the President of Ghana.

The distinguished chief executive tipped by many to be the candidate of choice to partner Dr. Bawumia for this year’s general elections remarked in an interview on Kumasi-based Pure FM with Kwame Adinkrah that, his steps have been ordered by God and so he is not campaigning to be selected as running mate.

He opined that, he has aspirations and not ambitions, explaining that, with his enormous personal and political achievements, he is ever ready to serve in any capacity the party deem him fit, notwithstanding, he doesn’t see the running mate slot as a contest.

“Kwame, I don’t have ambitions, but I have aspirations. So, what I exceedingly want is for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, leader of the NPP to become President of the Republic as we go for the polls.

That is an aspiration.

I am not saying this in jest. I have a responsibility to assist to make this dream a reality.”

“On the issue of running mate, Kwame, there’s no contest for running mate. No running mate has ever been voted for, so really, it’s not a competition.

For me, my fate has always been determined and order by God. If the party so deem me fit for any position, I am willing and ready to serve.” Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu noted.


In the heat of possible persons having been shortlisted for the NPP running mate slot, Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu has been reported to be tipped as the most viable option.

His enviable political track record and academic qualifications are what is said to have tipped the scale in his favor.

Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Esq is the former Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the lead body that oversees and g Ghana’s environment. 

He was the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC). 

Henry was a Member of the Parliament of Ghana and served on the Parliamentary Select­Committee of Lands and Forestry from 2013 to 2017

He is currently serving on several Boards including the Petroleum Commission, Lands Commission, Ghana Maritime Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Public Private Partnership, Public Investment Program Working Committee and is the Special Envoy for the Ghana Presidency of Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).

Educational Exploits:

Kokofu holds a PhD (Environmental Science), LLD (Honoris causa), Master class Certificate in Leadership and Management. He also holds LLM (Oil & Gas Law), BL (Barrister at Law), MSc (Agroforestry), MSc (Defense and International Politics), BSc (Natural Resources) and LLB (Bachelor of Laws).

He has served the NPP at regional, Constituency and Polling station levels as an executive of the NPP party.

Source: || Evans Osei-Bonsu || 2024

Evans Osei-Bonsu

Evans is a radio producer @PureFM (95.7MHz) under the Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN Ghana), writer, student of Law and Politics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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