NPP national council to decide on Bawumia’s running mate choice today


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


Dr. Bawumia will present his choice of Energy Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, and justify why he believes Dr. Prempeh is the best fit for the role. The National Organiser of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, explained to Citi News that this meeting is a constitutional requirement of the party.


“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],” said Boakye.


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


The nomination of the Manyhia South MP has elicited mixed reactions both within and outside the NPP. Some members have praised the decision, while others have expressed opposition.

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