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Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has said he will not run for president in the 2020 general elections, the Daily Graphic has reported.
A couple of weeks ago, the founder of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), PPP announced to all members and the general public that the party is ready for eligible persons to demonstrate interest in becoming the presidential candidate for the 2020 general election.
The PPP, thus indicated that all interested can announce their decision and interest publicly.
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The party further noted it apply the use of a virtual selection process to get the right persons at the helm of the PPP's affairs.
“We urge all card-bearing members in good standing, to take advantage of this opportunity to test the waters, determine their competitive standing and check the general public’s reactions to their potential candidature,” a statement signed by Papa Kow Ackon, National Secretary said.
The PPP as a political party has earned the most votes at the presidential and parliamentary levels only behind the duopoly, since 2012, when the party was formed.
The party's national secretary said they are poised at improving and bettering their fortunes in both the parliamentary and presidential elections in the 2020 contest.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the 2020 Campaign team of former President John Mahama has urged Ghanaians to ignore the “comical” efforts by Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to “divert” attention from the important things that matter to Ghanaians, with his recent post on social media in which he adduced 50 reasons to back his claim that President Nana Akufo-Addo has been a better President than Mr. Mahama.
A statement issued by the Mahama campaign team signed by spokesperson James Agyenim-Boateng, on Thursday, 30 July 2020, said:
“This deliberate and comical attempt by Dr. Bawumia to divert attention is as a result of the immense pressure he has come under after paling into insignificance following the selection of Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as running mate to Mr. John Mahama in the December 2020 elections”.