Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), will file his nomination forms today, June 19, 2023, at the party’s headquarters in Asylum Down, Accra.
The former Minister for Food and Agriculture will be joined by some former and current national and regional officers of the party, former members of parliament, constituency executives, electoral area coordinators and polling station executives.
Dr Akoto, after filing the nomination forms, will seize the opportunity to address the media, his supporters at the venue and the general public about what he intends to achieve for Ghana when the mandate is given to him to lead the nation in 2024.
Other contenders who have filed their nomination forms are former Minister for Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set November 4, 2023, as the date for its presidential primaries to select a flag bearer for the general election in 2024.
Ten people are so far contesting for the NPP presidential primaries.
The other seven are Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central; Kwabena Adjei Agyapong, a former General-Secretary of the Party; Joe Ghartey, the former Member of Parliament for Essikadu-Ketan and former Minister of Railway Development; Boakye Agyarko, former Minister of Energy; Mr Addai Nimoh, former MP for Mampong; Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, a former Minister of Trade and Industry; and Kwadwo Nsafoa Opoku, an energy expert.
The former Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, is also expected to file his nomination forms later in the day after Dr Afriyie Akoto is done with his process.
Meanwhile, the party has noted that a Special Delegates Congress will be held on August 26, 2023, to select only five presidential aspirants to contest in the primaries.
Among the selected five, the candidate that will emerge winner will lead the party in the 2024 general elections.