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9 file as NPP closes nomination for flagbearship race

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday, June 24, officially closed nomination for its flagbearship race as 9 file to contest.

The nine out of the 10 aspirants who picked nomination forms successfully filed.

9 file

Those who have filed nominations are: Mr Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, a former General Secretary of the NPP, Mr Kwadwo Poku, an Energy Expert, Mr Alan Kyerematen, a former Trade and Industry Minister, and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The rest are: Mr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a former Food and Agriculture Minister, Mr Boakye Agyarko, a former Energy Minister, Mr Edward Addai-Nimo, a former MP for Asante Mampong, and Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, an Economist.

Mr Joe Ghartey, a former Minister for Railways and Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan, was the last to submit his presidential nomination form on Saturday.

Mr Ghartey was given a rousing welcome by his supporters when he arrived at the NPP headquarters at Asylum Down to submit the form.

The five-time lawmaker, speaking to the media after filing his nomination, said he was ready to make a significant impact on the political landscape.

He promised to transform the country, and improve the living standards of all Ghanaians when elected NPP Flagbearer and eventually, President of Ghana.

The NPP opened nomination for its presidential primary on May 26, 2023.

9 file to face vetting 

Vetting of prospective Presidential Aspirant(s) will be held on Monday July 3, to Thursday July 6, 2023.

The submission of the Vetting Committee’s Report to the National Council through the General Secretary will be on Monday, July 10, 2023, whereas the Publication of the Vetting Report by the Steering Committee will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Submission of Petitions will also be held on Wednesday, July 12 to Friday, July 14, 2023 if there are any petitions to the National Presidential Appeals Committee (NPAC).

From Monday, July 17, to Tuesday the July 18, there will be a National Presidential Appeals Committee (NPAC) sitting.

There will also be a National Council and National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, July 20, followed by the publication of the list of qualified Presidential Aspirants on Friday July21, 2023.

Balloting for positions on the ballot paper will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023, followed by the publication of first Notice of Poll on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, there will be a National Congress by Special Electoral College if there are any.

Reports on the conduct of the Special Electoral College will be submitted to the National Council through the General Secretary will be on Monday, August 28, 2023.

There will be fresh Balloting of the final five qualified candidates on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. This will be followed by the Super Delegates Congress, which will prune the number of aspirants seeking to lead the party in the 2024 presidential elections from 10 to five.

The final Notice of poll will be published the following day, Thursday, August 31.

On Saturday, November 4, 2023, there will be a National Congress, followed by a run-off where necessary, on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Orphan Constituencies

For orphan constituencies, sale of nomination forms will commence on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 till Thursday, August 10.

Finally, Elections (On case-by-case) will take place throughout the month of September to Saturday, December 2, 2023.

The party urged all stakeholders to help make the primaries a reality.

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