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Starting tomorrow, Friday May 26, 2023, persons who wish to contest in the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential primary can pick up nomination forms.

This was announced by the party in a statement issued on May 25, 2023. 

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Portions of the statement said: “The New Patriotic Party (NPP), at its National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meetings held on Monday, April 3, 2023, approved the timelines for holding the party’s presidential primaries as follows: Opening of Nominations- Friday, May 26, 2023.” 

Nominations will, however, close on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Special Electoral College Elections (if any) will be conducted on Saturday, August 26, 2023. 

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The National Congress has also been slated for Saturday, November 4, 2023.

The party also noted that “nomination forms shall be obtained from the Office of the General Secretary at the Party Headquarters, Asylum Down, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday).

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“Consequently, an Aspiring Presidential Candidate shall obtain the Nomination Forms after payment of a non-refundable nomination fee of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 50, 000.00) only, through a Bankers Draft issued to the NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ACCRA as payee,” the statement also said. 

The Party further indicated its determination to hold a free, fair, transparent and a peaceful presidential primary election, and urged all stakeholders to help make this a reality.

This comes a few weeks after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) held its primaries to elect a Leader for the party. At the end of the race, former President John Dramani Mahama emerged the winner.

Prior to the opening of nominations by the NPP, various names have popped up as potential candidates to lead the party. Some have openly declared their intentions while others remain discreet about their intentions. 

Names like former Trades Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Assin Central  MP, Kennedy Agyapong, former Agric Minister, Dr Afriyie Akoto, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have all popped up as possible candidates.  


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