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NPP acclaims Akufo-Addo as flagbearer today

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP), today June 27, 2020 acclaims President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as its flagbearer for the 2020 elections.

The event which will take place at the Alisa Hotel in Accra is strictly by invitation and is restricted to only member of the National Council and the National Executive Committee.

A statement from the political part said “Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP Constitution provides for acclamation where there is a sole candidate for the Presidency by the close of nominations. His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was the sole candidate for the NPP presidential slot”.

The statement stressed “However, given the constraints of Covid-19 and the resulting restrictions on public gatherings, the President will, in line with the resolution of the party’s National Council, be acclaimed before the National Council on Saturday. After acclimation, the President shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate his Running Mate for the 2020 General Elections”.

Meanwhile, “there will be live media coverage of the proceedings of the National Council meeting, which shall include the acclamation of both the Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate”.

 

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