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Flagbearer aspirant Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko has refuted claims that he has withdrawn from the party’s intense presidential primaries.
In a brief statement, Mr. Agyarko categorically dismissed such assertions as baseless, affirming his unwavering readiness to face the upcoming run-off to decide the tie between him and flagbearer hopeful, Addai Nimo.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled a run-off on Saturday, September 2, to decide the fate of Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai-Nimoh after both presidential candidates secured nine (9) votes each in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential race organised on Saturday.
The Special Delegates Conference was organised to shortlist five candidates for the ultimate on November 4, 2023, but both candidates secured nine votes each meaning a tie at the 5th position.
Speaking to journalists, the Chairman of the elections committee, Mike Oquaye stated that the party will hold another election on Saturday, September 2 to decide the fate of Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai Nimoh if neither of the two aspirants drops out.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia won the super delegates conference with a total of 629 votes, representing 68.15% of the vote.
Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong came in second with 132 votes, or 14.30% while former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen placed third with 95 votes, or 10.29%.
The results mean that Agyapong has qualified for the NPP’s presidential primaries in November, along with Bawumia.
This is the first time that either of the two men has run for the presidency. Kyerematen has been in the race since 2007 but has never been able to secure the party’s nomination.