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PPP to unveil Nduom as 2016 flagbearer in July

If confirmed, Dr Nduom will be running for president for a third time
If confirmed, Dr Nduom will be running for president for a third time

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has scheduled Saturday, July 16 as date on which to showcase founder Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom as its 2016 presidential candidate.

Dr Nduom, who led the party into the 2012 presidential elections, is said to have been the only member to have filed presidential nomination forms.

If confirmed, Dr Nduom will be running for president for a third time after 2008 and 2012.

He led the Convention People’s Party (CPP) into the 2008 elections but left the Nkrumahists to found PPP in 2012.

With the PPP, the former Member of Parliament and minister of state placed third out of eight candidates in the 2012 elections. He was third to John Dramani Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the winner and runner-up respectively.

Dr Nduom polled 64,362 representing 0.59 per cent in that election.

Addressing journalists in Accra, National Chairman of the PPP Nii Allotey Brew Hammond said the party will embark upon a rigorous campaign after the unveiling.

He said August, September and October will be the months of intense campaign for the PPP ahead of the elections, which are highly likely to be held on November 7.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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