President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today file his nomination form as the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2020 polls at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down today.
The President at the close of nominations is the sole candidate to have picked his forms and will, therefore, be given popular acclamation which is expected to be run simultaneously with the parliamentary primaries in various constituencies with sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) in the country.
Special Advisor to the President, Victor Newman late last month picked presidential nomination forms on his behalf at the New Patriotic Party’s Headquarters.
This is the fourth time President Nana Akufo-Addo is seeking to lead the party into the general elections after 2008, 2012, 2016
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu was quoted to have said “We have just 30 days to finish the process and there is the need for him to get signatures from all the regions…and as a true party person, he deemed it fit to quickly get it done that is why he has nominated one of his officials to pick the forms on his behalf.
“He has satisfied the first rule to paying the ¢20,000 in the party’s name and we expect that before February 20, he will be able to finish filling the forms and present it with the ¢200,000 filing fees,” he added.
The General Secretary also debunked claims that the party’s open support for Akufo-Addo’s ‘4 More to do More’ slogan is to ward off any party members who wish to challenge him.
“Party members are saying four more for Nana, not the party. It is not the party and we are clear about it so no one can talk about an uneven playing field.
“If it turns out that by close of nominations only one person who picks the form, a national congress will be organized for that one person to be acclaimed,” he explained.