The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that it will acclaim President Nana Akufo-Addo as the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 polls on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
A statement to that effect and signed by Mr. John Boadu, reveals that the acclamation will be done after a meeting with the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
Read the full statement below:
June 24, 2020
ACCLAMATION OF H.E. PRESIDENT NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO AS NPP’S 2020 FLAGBEARER
The Flag Bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2020 Presidential Elections, H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be acclaimed by the National Council of the NPP this Saturday 27th June, 2020, at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The acclamation will be preceded by a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday 26th June, 2020.
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. But for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been acclaimed before a National Congress of the Party.
However, given the constraints of Covid-19 and the resulting restrictions on public gatherings, the President will, in line with resolution of the party’s National Council, be acclaimed before the National Council on Saturday. After his acclamation, the President shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate his Running Mate for the 2020 General Elections.
ATTENDANCE TO THESE MEETING IS STRICTLY BY INVITATION, AND IT SHALL BE RESTRICTED TO ONLY MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AS APPROPRIATE.
However, 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.