NPP Revises Timetable For Primaries: To Elect 5 Final Presidential Aspirants On August 26

NPP Revises Timetable For Primaries: To Elect 5 Final Presidential Aspirants On August 26

  • The governing NPP has announced a revision to the party's timetable for the upcoming primaries
  • The party has announced August 26, 2023, to elect a final five presidential aspirants who will contest at the party's congress on November 4, 2023
  • The party has announced that the vetting of all presidential aspirants will take place on Monday, July 3 and ends on Thursday, July 6, 2023

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced Saturday, August 26, 2023, to elect five presidential aspirants to contest the flagbearership position at the party's National Congress on November 4, 2023.

In a statement on Monday, June 12, 2023, the party announced a revision of its primaries timetable, with balloting for positions on the ballot paper scheduled for Monday, July 24, 2023.

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This will be followed by the publication of the First Notice of Poll on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

NPP has revised its timetable for the party's presidential primaries.
NPP flag (L) and NPP supporters jubilating during a party event. Source: Facebook@/newpatrioticpartyghana
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November 11 scheduled for a possible run-off

According to the statement signed by the party's General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, should there be a tie in the election of a candidate, a run-off will take place on November 11, 2023.

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Below are some notable timelines announced by the NPP:

  • Vetting of Presidential Aspirants - Monday, July 3 to Thursday, July 6, 2023
  • Submission of Vetting Committee's Report to National Council - Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Steering Committee Meeting (Publication of Vetting Report) - Tuesday, July 11, 2023
  • Submission of Petitions, if any - Wednesday, July 12 to Friday, July 14, 2023
NPP has revised its timetable for the party's presidential primaries
The NPP released the revised timetable in a statement dated June 12, 2023. Source: Facebook/@Gyesi Boako
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NPP has revised its schedule for the upcoming primaries.
The NPP released a revised schedule for its primaries in a statement dated June 12, 2023. Source: Facebook/@Gyesi Boako
Source: Facebook

The changes to the NPP primaries follow the announcement by the Electoral Commission and the party's preparation towards the Assin North by-election scheduled for June 27, 2023.

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So far, ten presidential aspirants have picked forms to contest the NPP flagbearer race.

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Afriyie Akoto slams opinions polls after picking nomination forms

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, one of the ten presidential hopefuls, has said opinion polls saying Alan Kyerematen and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are the two key contenders in the presidential primaries are not credible.

He told Citi News that the polls are bought to promote the people they name as favourites to win.

On Monday, May 29, 2023, his campaign picked forms to contest the presidential primaries scheduled for November 4, 2023.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.