NPP  to wrap up vetting of presidential aspirants today

Story: News Desk

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will today, July 6, 2023 wrap up its vetting of all presidential aspirants seeking to lead the party into the 2024 general elections. 

Professor Mike Oquaye’s committee will end the vetting with Francis Addai-Nimoh, a former MP for Mampong, who’s making another attempt at the NPP flagbearership after a failed attempt in 2014. 

Already, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, a former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey, a former Minister of Food and Agric, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, a former General Secretary of NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a former MP for Offinso North, Dr. Kofi Konada Apraku, a former Energy, Minister, Boakye Agyarko and Kojo Opoku have all been vetted. 

This primary will mark the second  attempt by some of these aspirants seeking to lead the party.

They have all spelt out their vision for the party and the country as a whole if elected as the flagbearer.

Speaking to  the media,   Secretary to the Vetting Committee, Evans Nimako, said the party will take the concerns of all the aspirants into consideration before the elections.  

“They raised a number of issues during the process. They raised the issue of fairness, and transparency of the process and I can assure you that looking at the calibre of people who constitute this kind of committee, they can be assured that the whole process will be conducted in a fair, free and transparent manner. That is assured,” Evans Nimako stated.

The party started its vetting on Monday, July 3.

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