A flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, has announced his decision to withdraw from the upcoming run-off election following a recent announcement that only members of the National Council would participate in the voting process.
His withdrawal follows the NPP’s decision to convene its National Council as an electoral college to resolve the tie between Agyarko and his fellow competitor, Francis Addai Nimoh, both of whom secured fifth place in the recently concluded super delegate conference.
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Presidential Elections Committee of the NPP, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, Mr. Agyarko criticized the move, stating that the National Council’s shortlisting of a few individuals to represent the larger body of 955 participants from the first round of voting last Saturday was unconstitutional. He further argued that establishing a new electoral college also violates the party’s constitution.
Expressing his concern, the former Energy Minister stated, “It is totally unacceptable to me that such an unconstitutional act can be perpetuated on the altar of expediency. It is unconscionable that the rules of the game will be changed midstream.”
Below is the full statement:
Source: Daily Mail GH