The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; the former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong; and seven other candidates have been cleared by the Vetting Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The clearance gives the green light for the 10 candidates to begin preparing for the Super Delegates Congress of the NPP. With, the number been further strucked down to only 5 candidates.
It is this final 5 candidates-list that will be presented to delegates to vote on for a presidential candidate towards the 2024 general elections.
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Justin Kodua Frimpong announced in a signed statement.
He however, indicated that the National Council of the NPP will deliberate on the Vetting Committee’s recommendations on July 20, 2023.
All the 10 candidates who have been cleared for the Super Delegates Congress were vetted between Monday, July 3 and Thursday, July 6, 2023.
The contest for a flagbearer of the NPP is expected to be keenly contested. Since there is a vacancy created in the party by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo due to his ineligible to run.
Full details of the statement issued by Justin Kodua Frimpong, the General Secretary of the NPP, below:
For Immediate Release
July 12, 2023
VETTING COMMITTEE CLEARS PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS FOR SPECIAL ELECTORAL COLLEGE ELECTION
Pursuant to Article 10(3) of the New Patriotic Party’s Constitution, the Vetting Committee for the Party’s Presidential Primary Election submitted its report to the National Council through the General Secretary on Monday, July 10, 2023.
In the the Committee recommended the under-listed individuals as eligible to participate in the upcoming Presidential Primaries subject to the approval of the National Council.
1. Hon. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen
2. Mr. Kwadwo Poku
3. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
4. Hon. Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko
5. Hon. Kwabena Agyei Agyapong
6. Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong
7. Hon. Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
8. Hon. Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie
9. Hon. Joe Ghartey
10. Hon. Francis Addai-Nimoh
The National Council of the Party is scheduled to deliberate on the Vetting Committee’s recommendations on July 20, 2023.
Justin Kodua Frimpong