The President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, Osagyefo Oseadeayo Agyemang Badu II, has urged the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to select a running mate from the Bono Region or the Bono East Region.

According to the Omanhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area, the region will not throw its weight behind Dr. Bawumia if he decides to pick a candidate from another region.

The paramount chief cum High Court Judge was speaking when Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia paid a courtesy visit to the Bono Regional House of Chiefs in Sunyani, as part of his regional tour.

“His excellency please I know very soon you will pick your running mate. If you have picked too I haven’t heard. There are many qualified persons in many of the regions but if you if you don’t take care and you focus on only some regions, they will vote for you but the rest of us will vote against you.”

“His excellency, I appeal for Bono region to be remembered. I have seen you have come here with sons of the region,” he said.

He mentioned Martin Adjei Korsah, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, and Mahama Afful as people who Dr. Bawumia should consider.

“We in Bono region and Bono East have an interest in who you pick as running mate. I will understand if it goes elsewhere but I will be grateful if it comes here,” he added.