As the November flagbearer race for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) approaches, MyNewsGh.com has identified ten individuals who have expressed their interest in running for the prestigious position.
Out of these contenders, four have already taken the bold step of picking up nomination forms, while the others are yet to embark on this exciting journey.
Among the notable figures vying for the flagbearer position are Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, former Trade and Industry Minister John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen,
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, and Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, former Minister for Food and Agriculture. Additionally, Boakye Agyarko, former Minister of Energy,
Joe Ghartey, former Minister for Railway Development, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, former General Secretary of the NPP, Francis Addai Nimoh, former Member of Parliament for Mampong,
Eric Sakyi Nketiah, a senior lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, and Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, former Member of Parliament for Offinso North constituency and Minister for Regional Cooperation and NEPAD, have also expressed their aspirations.
By the end of last week, Boakye Agyarko, Francis Addai Nimoh, Kofi Konadu Apraku, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, and one other candidate had already picked up their forms in preparation for the contest. It is expected that more contenders will follow suit in the coming days.
The nomination period for the NPP’s presidential primaries officially began on May 26 and is scheduled to end on June 24, 2023.
The party has set November 4, 2023, as the date for the crucial presidential primaries, during which the flagbearer for the NPP will be elected. However, if more than five candidates file their nominations, the party has planned to convene a Special Congress on August 26, 2023.
This influx of interest in the flagbearer position reflects the democratic nature of the NPP and the party’s commitment to internal elections. As the race heats up, political enthusiasts and party members eagerly await the forthcoming contest, which promises to be an intriguing and closely watched event.
NPP has been actively engaging with its constituents across the country in various capacities. Party members have been organizing town hall meetings, rallies, and grassroots campaigns to connect with voters and share their vision for the future.
These initiatives aim to bolster the NPP’s support base and attract new followers, ultimately strengthening the party’s chances in the upcoming general elections in 2024.
Furthermore, the NPP has been focused on policy discussions and strategizing to address the key issues affecting the nation. From economic development to social welfare, party leaders and members have been actively brainstorming and proposing solutions to advance the welfare of Ghanaians.
The flagbearer race serves as a platform for candidates to showcase their ideas and gain support for their vision, enhancing the party’s overall policy framework.
The NPP remains one of Ghana’s major political parties, and its flagbearer will play a crucial role in shaping the direction and future of the party.
As the countdown to the presidential primaries continues, political analysts and pundits will closely monitor the developments within the NPP, analyzing the potential impact of each candidate’s campaign strategy and popularity among party members and the electorate at large.