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NPP to acclaim Akufo-Addo as presidential candidate on June 27

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has resolved to acclaim Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as its presidential candidate, for the 2020 polls, on June 27, 2020.

This was contained in a statement dated June 18 and signed by the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu.

“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 statement added.

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

The decision to acclaim Akufo-Addo according to the party became necessary because he was the only one who picked up nomination forms and filed same to contest for the position when the party opened nominations in February 2020.

Nana Akufo-Addo has also maintained Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate for the 2020 general elections.

The NPP is expected to organise parliamentary primaries in constituencies it has Members of Parliament on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Prior to the primaries, the party suspended the elections in Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region, Gushegu in the Northern Region and Dormaa Central in the Bono Region, due to certain developments.

Meanwhile, the NPP has lifted the suspension as it has “resolved to hold Parliamentary Primaries in Gushegu, Dormaa Central and Kwadaso Constituencies in line with the decision of the Party’s 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.”

“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 statement added.

Source: Citi

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