- The NPP is likely to declare that President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo would be the party’s flagbearer
- The party has set April 2020 for the presidential and parliamentary primaries
- YEN.com.gh has a list of individuals who can contest Akufo-Addo for the NPP flagbearer position for election 2020
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is the incumbent government going into the December 7, 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana.
The 2020 polls will be a straight contest between the NPP and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The NDC have elected former president John Dramani Mahama as the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 presidential contest.
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The NPP, however is yet to elect an official candidate or flagbearer for the 2020 presidential elections.
But if history is anything to go by, then it goes without saying that President Akufo-Addo will go unopposed in the NPP’s upcoming flagbearer contest.
The NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, has announced that the party’s parliamentary and presidential primaries will be held on April 25, 2020.
The party has also opened nominations. So far it’s only President Nana Akufo-Addo who has picked up nominations forms to contest the presidential primaries.
YEN.com.gh is suggesting competent candidates who can contest for the NPP’s flagbearer primaries.
1. Alan Kyerematen
Alan Kyerematen is the current Minister of Trade and Industry of Ghana, having served in the same capacity between 2003 and 2007.
He has an extensive and distinguished record in international trade and public policy, enterprise development, politics and diplomacy.
He is a former ambassador to the US, UN Policy Advisor, a lawyer and a Senior Corporate Executive. He was Ghana’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Presidential Special Initiatives from 2003 to 2007.
Mr. Kyerematen is one of many candidates who contested Nana Akufo-Addo in 2008 NPP presidential primaries.
Yaw Osafo-Maafo is currently the Senior Minister of the Republic of Ghana and has had an exemplary career as a banker, consultant, politician and statesman.
Yaw Osafo-Maafo was previously the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (2001-2005) and received several awards for his achievements. This was followed by his tenure as Minister for Education and Sports from 2005 to 2006.
Osafo-Maafo has served on the boards of various financial institutions and corporate bodies and was the past Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the West African Bankers Association.
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3. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong
Kwabena Agyepong is the former General Secretary of the NPP.
He served as the Press Secretary to former president John Kufuor from 2001 to 2006.
Kwabena Agyapong was one of 17 aspirants who contested for the party's nomination to replace John Agyekum Kuffuor as presidential candidate for the 2008 general election.
4. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is currently Ghana's Vice President.
Dr Bawumia was selected by Nana Akufo-Addo as his running mate in the 2008 elections, which saw the NPP increase its votes in elections, especially in the three Northern regions.
He is also a possible candidate to contest his boss for the NPP's flagbearership position in 2020.
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5. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh is the current Minister for Education of the Republic of Ghana.
He is also the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency since 2009. Dr. Prempeh is a qualified medical doctor and surgeon.
He studied Human Biology and Medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (BSc) and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences (MSc).
He is a Surgeon and a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged all stakeholders in the road sector to build consensus to help government achieve its Year of Roads vision in 2020.
The Vice President made the pronouncement at a road sector retreat in Accra on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. According to Bawumia, the NPP government was committed to developing the road infrastructure in the country.
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