NPP’s National Council to Decide on Bawumia’s Choice of Running Mate Today - Onlinetimesgh

NPP’s National Council to Decide on Bawumia’s Choice of Running Mate Today

The National Council (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will convene today, July 4, to discuss the party’s flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s, selection of a running mate for the upcoming December 7 general elections.


Dr. Bawumia is anticipated to justify his choice of Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Energy Minister, highlighting why he believes Prempeh is the ideal candidate for the role.

According to the National Organiser of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, today’s meeting adheres to the party’s constitution. Boakye stated, “In our party’s constitution, Article 13 is quite clear that whoever the nominee is, whoever you intend to present as a running mate, you must do so in consultation with the National Council. So he [Bawumia] is presenting before the National Council the MP for Manhyia South and Minister for Energy, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh [as his running mate].”

Dr. Bawumia previously held a significant meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on June 25 to discuss his choice of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. Following this, he formally informed the NPP’s leadership and the Parliament’s Majority caucus of his decision.

The nomination of the Manhyia South MP has elicited mixed reactions within and outside the NPP. While some members praise the choice, others express opposition to his selection.

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