The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set Saturday, June 27, 2020, to acclaim the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the party’s Presidential Candidate for the 2020 elections.
President Akufo-Addo is the sole Candidate who filed his nomination to contest in the 2020 Presidential Primaries, of the elephant family.
A statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu, and released in Accra on Thursday, June 18, 2020, said 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, he noted, has 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.