Vice President of the Republic and leading contender in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) presidential primaries, has pick the last spot (10th position) on the ballot paper for the party’s upcoming super delegates conference which will see the ten (10) contestants for the party’s flagbearership role trimmed down to five (5) for the main polls taking place on Saturday 4 November 2023.
The two closest contestants of the Vice President, Kennedy Agyapong and Alan Kyerematen, picked up the first and second slots respectively.
Joe Ghartey, the former railways development minister and sitting MP for Essikado-Ketan in the Western Region took the third (3rd) position. Energy expert Kojo Poku, secured the fourth (4th) spot and the former food and agriculture minister Owusu Afriyie Akoto, picked the fifth (5th) spot.
Former NPP general secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, former MP for Mampong in the Ashanti Region Francis Addai Nimoh, economist and former regional co-operation minister Kofi Konadu Apraku and former energy minister Boakye Agyarko, picked the sixth (6th), seventh (7th), eighth (8th) and nineth (9th) positions respectively.
The balloting exercise took place at the NPP headquarters today Wednesday 26 July 2023. The exercise was on Monday 24 July 2023, postponed to Wednesday after representatives of some of the aspirants raised concerns about some of the modalities laid down for the exercise.
With the balloting process out of the way, the presidential elections committee of the NPP is expected to publish the notice of poll on Thursday 27 July 2023, one month to the super delegates conference.