- Akufo-Addo has submitted his nomination forms
- He announced that he would maintain Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate for the 2020 general elections if he is declared flagbearer
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The President Akufo-Addo immediately after delivering the State of the Nation Address in Parliament moved straight to the NPP to submit his nomination forms.
He was welcomed by a very cheerful crowd who were clad in party colors and obviously happy to see him personally submit his nomination forms.
Akufo-Addo is expected to contest unopposed.
In line with the Party’s Constitution and subsequent Rules and Regulations for the upcoming primaries, the President, being the sole contestant, will be acclaimed as the party’s 2020 flagbearer at a National Congress to be held simultaneously across the country on April 25, 2020.
Meanwhile, Akufo-Addo has announced that he would maintain Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate for the 2020 general elections if he is declared flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Nana Akufo-Addo, who is the only one to have picked up the presidential nomination forms in the New Patriotic Party’s upcoming primaries, made this known when he submitted his forms at the party’s headquarters in Accra today, Thursday, February 20, 2020.
He categorically stated that he has not changed the Vice-President as his running-mate for the 2020 general elections.
“Our party rules demand that you need to choose a vice-presidential nominee as soon as you are declared a flagbearer. This is not something we need to think so much about. As soon as I am declared as flagbearer, I am going with this same man. Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia is the same man I’m running with. Still maintained, not changed,” said President Akufo-Addo.
Meanwhile, information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the minority in Parliament have boycotted the State of the Nation's Address.
The members of the caucus, clad in black chanted parts of the national anthem as they walked out of the chamber on Thursday, February, 20, 2020.
They took the action shortly after President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed his seat in Parliament.
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