NPP presidential battle gets fierce ahead of primaries




• Some names have arisen as potential possibility for the party


• Ahead of an appointment of some official applicants for the NPP, a few people have effectively communicated interest


• The party anyway keeps up with crusading is denied by such till additional notification

It seems the hotness is developing in the New Patriotic Party even in front of the party’s official and parliamentary primaries for the following general decisions.

Scarcely a year after the NPP recaptured power by arising triumphant in the 2020 races, a few names have arisen as potential applicants who will take over from the current flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2024.


Names including those of Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Vice President, Dr. Afriyie Akoto, Agric Minister, Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, Former Energy Minister, Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko and Joe Ghartey, Former Railway Development Minister have as of now arose in this classification.

Among these, certain individuals have as of now arose to fairly affirm their inclinations, giving justification behind why they are more fitting for the position.

Dr. Owusu Afriyie:

Last week, Dr. Owusu Afriyie, during a meeting with Joynews gave trace of his advantage in competing to lead the NPP in 2024 as a main part.

As per him, he would have denied unmitigatedly any ideas of a chance, in case there was none. Reacting to whether he was keen on the position, his reaction was;

“Is there any good reason why i shouldn’t be? I’m an individual from this party and an exceptionally senior part so is there any valid reason why i shouldn’t? The fate of this party ought to be of extraordinary worry to me and for us all as party individuals. In case I planned to say I was not keen on running for president, I would have said as much,” he said.

Alan Kyeremateng:

During a similar period, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during a visit to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, referenced two of these tipped people as having communicated interest in the flagbearership position for 2024.

“I’m here with the Minister of Transport, Minister for Works and Housing, the National Security Boss, Chairman One Wontumi, the Food and Agriculture Minister, Owusu Afriyie who needs to be president. I likewise have here with me, somebody who has since a long time ago looked at the official seat, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanten, an exceptionally persevering man. Every one of them are working really hard,”

The President anyway has said that this not the slightest bit proposes a support of any applicant as a favored one.

Talking on Pure FM Monday, he said, “I can’t have a top choice to break the 8 for the NPP. My obligation is to hold the equilibrium however the choice hosts to be that of the gathering and laborer the party chooses, that individual is who I will support and God-willing, on the off chance that I do have the strength, I will overwhelmingly lobby for the chosen individual,” he added.

Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko:

This weekend, Boakye Agyarko minced no words when he said, during a meeting on Joynews that he is prepared to accept the responsibility to lead the party in 2024. As per him, he hosts served the gathering all around ok throughout the years to expect that position. He likewise tried his faultfinders to demonstrate claims against him in any case shun sullying his appearance with the expectation that it will influence his goals.

“On the off chance that my faultfinders have muscles, let them flex. I’m a bonafide child of this party, I am an establishing individual from this party. I have tried sincerely and long in this party so on the off chance that anybody feels that I don’t have certifications in this party, if not, how could I become crusade administrator? Let he who charges, demonstrate their case. You can’t claim and allow only a charge to stand… . They won’t affect or in any capacity influence my political transporter going ahead. My commitment to this party is strong, I am glad for it and I will keep on serving this party,” he said.

Joe Ghartey:

Preceding these, in December 2020, Joe Ghartey had revealed his goals to challenge for the official flagbearship position in 2024.

“There’s only one truth, I challenged for the last political decision and I came third. Akufo-Addo started things out and Kyeremanteng came next and I was third. 2024, if God licenses, I will represent the President of Ghana is accounted for to have said in response to a report that positioned his notoriety in the NPP.

While these people, in their own informal ways are proclaiming their intent, Boakye Agyarko has gave a severe alert to all, including party individuals and party pioneers to permit fair treatment to be followed and try not to force any competitor on delegates in light of the fact that eventually, the onus falls on them to settle on the choice.

“In 2008, I was a competitor, one of the 17. I remained to satisfy my obligations. I think myself qualified for reason so I would not leave that aspiration however by the day’s end, it is for the grassroots to choose. We have a cycle. This party has never acknowledged relationship or burden. It is against our DNA. You can return to the beginnings of our presentation. J. B Danquah needed to challenge, he practically lost, Busia needed to challenge and in that savvy, individuals like Joe Appiah… … Kufour was challenged broadly by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Nana Akufo-Addo was likewise challenged broadly by Alan Kyerematen so this party has a cycle that should be gone through to affirm and choose its chief,” he expressed.

“There is a cycle, and that interaction will be regarded and it is that interaction that hurls the head of the party. In case wishes were ponies, poor people would ride”, he added.

In the interim, General Secretary of the party, John Boadu has clarified that crusade exercises are yet to be endorsed by the National Executive Committee and the National Council of the party.

The NPP, per the directs of its constitution, demonstrates that official competitors will just be chosen 2 years for an overall political decision.

“The appointment of the Party’s Presidential Candidate will be held not later than 24 two years from the date of the public political decision. The date and setting for the political race will be chosen by the National Council, given, in any case, that the National Council may, on proper event, fluctuate the date,” the constitution peruses.

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