A Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Obiri Boahen has described as unacceptable moves by some party members to campaign for possible flagbearer aspirants ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Mr. Boahen says the sharing of posters and banners of potential aspirants across the country must cease.
The NPP will have a new flagbearer for the first time in four elections as President Akufo-Addo prepares to end his final term as President.
Speaking to Citi News, Obiri Boahen said the National Executive Committee and the National Council of the party have not sanctioned any such actions.
“The National Executive Committee and the National Council have not come out with a timetable for the commencement of this and therefore for me, it is wrong and unacceptable for people to be doing that,” the Deputy General Secretary said.
Mr. Boahen was speaking after posters of potential NPP Presidential aspirants have been dotted across the country with many questioning the timing.
There is currently intense campaign ongoing on social media and other platforms from the camps of the various flagbearer hopefuls.
Most recently, campaign posters of the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto emerged on social media suggesting a bid for the flagbearship.
Before him, there has been support for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen who are being speculated as potential flagbearer aspirants in the NPP.
The governing party is expected to hold its presidential primary in 2023.