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 by the National Council of the NPP at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The acclamation will be preceded by a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday 26th June, 2020.
NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, who disclosed this in a release indicated Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP Constitution provides for acclamation where there is a sole Candidate for the Presidency by the close of nominations.
His Excellency the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, he said, was the sole candidate for the NPP presidential slot.
According to him, for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been acclaimed before a National Congress of the Party.
“However, given the constraints of Covid-19 and the resulting restrictions on public gatherings, the President will, in line with resolution of the party’s National Council, be acclaimed before the National Council on Saturday.”
“After his acclamation, the President shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate his Running Mate for the 2020 General Elections,” the release said.
Mr. John Boadu explained that the attendance to these meeting is strictly by invitation and will be restricted to only members of the National Council and the National Executive Committee as appropriate.
“However, there will be live media coverage of the proceedings of the National Council meeting, which shall include the acclamation of both the Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate,” he added.
He commended all the victors in Saturday’s NPP parliamentary primaries and wished the defeated better luck next.
He urged the winners and losers to leave the primaries in the past and now focus on defeating the opposition NDC in the general elections in December.