The New Patriotic Party has fixed June 27 to endorse President Nana Akufo-Addo as the party’s presidential candidate to face off ex-president John Mahama and others in the December 2020 presidential election.
The acclamation Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr Mahammudu Bawumia as his running mate, the party said in a statement Thursday, will be done at a special National Council meeting of the party in Accra to be witnessed by the media and relevant stakeholders.
“The Party equally resolved to hold parliamentary primaries in Gushegu, Dormaa Central and Kwadaso constituencies in line with the decision of the Party’s National Executive Committee” the statement signed by General Secretary John Boadu said.
For Gushegu constituency, the party said the NEC after extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, has, in line with Article 12 of the NPP constitution, selected Mr. Hassan Tampuli as its parliamentary candidate.
It explained the decision was taken following the withdrawal of Iddi Ziblim and Osman Mahama from the constituency race.
In Dormaa Constituency, the incumbent Member of Parliament and Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will go unopposed 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 party said
“The Party wishes to use this occasion to commend all the aspiring candidates who graciously withdrew from the contest and respected the party’s decision,” the statement said.