The Presidential Elections Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that it will convene a meeting with all candidates who contested to lead the party as its flagbearer.
Ten aspirants contested in the party’s Special Delegates’ Conference over the weekend in their bid to qualify for the November 4 elections.
Two out of the ten, former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai Nimoh, tied with 9 votes each, which has necessitated a run-off.
In an interview with Citi News, the Director of Elections and Research for the NPP, Evans Nimako, said the meeting also hopes to address concerns of the various camps.
“The National Executive Committee and the National Elections Committee had an emergency meeting, sanctioned by the national chairman, in conformity with the party’s constitution. For us as a committee, we have always engaged our stakeholders, the key ones of course and in this case, our presidential candidates. We have extended an invitation to them to meet with them together as a body and hear them out, and also to proceed with those who had concerns and issues. And when we listen to them, we put all together to be part of the report that will be submitted to the National Council,” said Evans Nimako, the Director of Elections and Research for the New Patriotic Party.
The party’s Special Delegates’ Conference is reported to have experienced some agitations and pockets of violence.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia won the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Special Delegates’ Conference with a total of 629 votes, representing 68.15% of the vote.
Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong came in second with 132 votes, or 14.30% while former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen placed third with 95 votes, or 10.29%.