The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will acclaim Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as its presidential candidate for the 2020 polls later today [Saturday].
The acclamation of the Presidential Candidate together with his Running Mate will be done at a special National Council meeting of the Party at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The acclamation was preceded by a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday.
Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP Constitution provides for acclamation where there is a sole candidate for the Presidency by the close of nominations.
President Akufo-Addo would have been acclaimed with the full party’s congress in attendance, but the novel coronavirus pandemic has made this impossible.
The acclamation will happen before a National Council instead.
After his acclamation, the President shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate his Running Mate for the 2020 General Elections.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to maintain Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate.
The NPP also organised parliamentary primaries in constituencies it has Members of Parliament last Saturday, June 20, 2020.