Ghana

Dec. polls: NPP to acclaim Akufo-Addo as flagbearer next week

The governing New Patriotic Party will next week Saturday, June 27, 2020 acclaim President Akufo-Addo as its flagbearer for the December polls.

The acclamation, according to the party, will be done at a Council meeting in Accra before the media relevant stakeholders.

“The NPP will, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, acclaim the sole Candidate who filed his nomination to contest in the 2020 Presidential Primaries, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the Party’s Presidential Candidate.

“The acclamation of the Presidential Candidate together with his Running Mate will be done at a special National Council meeting of the Party to be held in Accra with the media and relevant stakeholders in attendance,” the party said in a statement signed its General secretary John Boadu.

The party also said it will conduct some outstanding parliamentary primaries on the same day.

Below are details of the statement

JUNE 18, 2020

NPP TO ACCLAIM H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO ON JUNE 27, AS THE PARTY’S 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, AND TO HOLD PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES IN THREE OUTSTANDING CONSTITUENCIES

The NPP will, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, acclaim the sole Candidate who filed his nomination to contest in the 2020 Presidential Primaries, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the Party’s Presidential Candidate.

The acclamation of the Presidential Candidate together with his Running Mate will be done at a special National Council meeting of the Party to be held in Accra with the media and relevant stakeholders in attendance.

The Party equally resolved to hold Parliamentary Primaries in Gushegu, Dormaa Central and Kwadaso Constituencies in line with the decision of the Party’s National Executive Committee as follows:

With the Gushegu Constituency, the Party, after extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, has, in line with Article 12 of the NPP Constitution, selected Mr. Hassan Tampuli as its Parliamentary Candidate for the Constituency. This follows the decision of the two aspiring Candidates, Hon. Iddi Ziblim and Osman Mahama, to withdraw from the parliamentary contest.

In Dormaa Constituency, the incumbent Member of Parliament and Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, shall contest in the Primaries as an Unopposed Candidate following the decision of his sole contender, Dr Yao Yeboah to withdraw from the contest after the implementation of a successful roadmap.

Primaries in the Kwadaso Constituency shall be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 following an amicable resolution of the issues regarding the Constituency Album.

The Party wishes to use this occasion to commend all the aspiring Candidates who graciously withdrew from the contest and respected the Party’s decision.

…Signed…

Boadu John
General Secretary

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5fm

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