The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will acclaim Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Party’s 2020 Presidential Candidate on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
The acclamation of the Presidential Candidate together with his running mate will be done at a special National Council meeting of the party in Accra with the media and relevant stakeholders in attendance.
NPP General Secretary, John Boadu disclosed this in a release and indicated President Akufo-Addo is the sole candidate who filed nomination to contest the presidential primaries.
He disclosed that the party has resolved to hold parliamentary primaries in Gushegu, Dormaa Central and Kwadaso constituencies in line with decision of the National Executive Committee.
“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,” part of the release read.
According to him, in Dormaa, the incumbent Member of Parliament and Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will contest unopposed following the decision of his sole contender, Dr. Yao Yeboah to withdraw from the contest after the implementation of a successful roadmap.
The primaries in the Kwadaso Constituency, he indicated, will also be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 after issues regarding the Constituency Album were resolved amicably.
He commended all the aspiring Candidates who withdrew from the contest and respected the Party’s decision.