- President Akufo-Addo has named his running mate for Election 2020
- He is maintaining Dr. Mahamud Bawumia, the current vice president
- The president announced this after he submitted his nomination form at the party’s headquarters
- He said he is maintaining Bawumia the NPP rules demand
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President Akufo-Addo has maintained his vice president Dr. Mahamud Bawumia as his running mate for Election 2020.
He made the announcement when he submitted his nomination form at the NPP’s headquarters on Thursday, February 20, 2020, after presenting the State of Nation address.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com.
“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 a flagbearer, I am going with this same man. Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia is the same man I’m running with. Still maintained, not changed,” Akufo-Addo revealed.
He has also filed his nomination forms to contest in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential elections slated on April 25, 2020.
He 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.
If the president is endorsed by the delegates, he will face former president John Mahama, flagbearer of the largest opposition party in the country, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
John Mahama is seeking a comeback after losing the presidential seat to a second-time contestant, Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 elections.
While Akufo-Addo polled 5,755,758 votes representing 53.7% of the total valid votes cast, John Mahama polled 4,771,188 votes representing 44.5%.
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