NPP Decides: Let’s stay neutral in flagbearer contest – Justin Kodua urges party leaders

Justin Frimpong Kodua

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Justin Frimpong Kodua has made a passionate appeal to party leaders at various levels, urging them to refrain from publicly declaring support for any of the four candidates vying for the party’s flagbearer position.

Speaking in an interview on Wontumi Radio, Mr. Kodua Frimpong emphasized the potential challenges that may arise if party leaders openly endorse a candidate who doesn’t ultimately secure the position.

While acknowledging that supporting a candidate is entirely acceptable, he highlighted the complications that may ensue when offering advice to another candidate after making a public endorsement.

Mr Kodua Frimpong shared his own approach to the matter, citing it as the reason why he avoided being accused of favouritism by Alan Kyerematen when Kyerematen announced his departure from the party.

He reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the overarching goal of securing victory in the 2024 elections and therefore opts not to publicly endorse any single candidate.

The contest for the NPP’s flagbearer position features four prominent contenders: Dr. Mahamudud Bawumia, Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh.

The NPP has scheduled November 4, 2023, as the date for the party to elect a successor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the party’s leader.


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