Ayikoi Otoo pulls out of NPP chair race

Ghana’s former High Commissioner to Canada, Joseph Nii Ayikoi Otoo, has pulled out of the upcoming chairmanship race of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The reason for his decision is not known.

The chairman of the election committee, Mr. Peter Mac Manu, announced  the former High Commissioner’s decision to withdraw from the race at the party’s headquarters today, Wednesday, 6 July 2022, by

Mr. Otoo was in the chairmanship race with Daavi Ama Gifty Asantewa Ayeh, Mr. Sammy Crabbe, Prof Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi, and Mr. Akwasi Osei-Adjei, and Mr. Stephen Ayensu Ntim.

The other contenders include Stephen Asamoah Boateng and Kwabena Abankwa-Yeboah.

The NPP’s national executive elections are scheduled to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium from 15 to 17 July 2022.

Speaking ahead of the NPP’s National Delegates Conference, Chairman of the party’s election committee, Peter Mac Manu announced that Mr. Otoo has communicated his decision to abandon the contest.

According to Mac Manu, the former A-G made this known in a letter on Monday, July 4, 2022.

“Three prospective aspirants for the positions of National Organizer, National Women’s Organizer, and National Youth Organizer; Dr. Kwame Afriyie, Akosua Serwaa Bonsu, and Tumfuo Klinsman Karikari Mensah respectively rescinded their decisions to contest.

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