It was the turn of former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, to pick nomination forms for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential primaries.
On Wednesday, May 31, market queens led a delegation to pick the forms on behalf of the former Ghana Ambassador to the US.
Among the delegation were former General Secretary of the party Nana Ohene Ntow and former members of Parliament Ayikoi Otoo and Alhaji Abubakar Boniface Saddique.
A leader of the Kumasi Tomato Sellers Union, Comfort Serwaa, on behalf of the market queens, said they had vowed years back to pick the forms for Mr Kyerematen and now is the right time to fulfil that promise.
She said they raised more than GH¢100,000 from market women to buy the nomination forms for Mr Kyerematen, popularly known as Alan Cash.
“My dear sisters queenmothers, let me use this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to you for joining me this afternoon commemorate this very important, very brief event,” Mr Kyerematen remarked when he was handed the nomination forms by the market queens.
He has up to Saturday, June 24 to submit the forms just like all other aspirants.
NPP Director of Elections and Research Evans Nimako took the opportunity to admonish all aspirants that if in the course of campaign they encounter any problems, they should immediately report back to the Council of Elders for swift action.
He announced that the Council will be meeting all the aspirants to reiterate the guidelines for the campaign.
Mr Kyerematen is one of the frontrunners for the elections and his forms were picked a day after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia picked his.
So far, Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko, Francis Addai-Nimoh, Kojo Poku Nsafuah, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto have all picked forms.
The date of vetting will be announced after nominations close.