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NPP National Council meets amid jubilant supporters to approve running mate for 2024 Election

The National Council of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) convened at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Thurdays afternoon to discuss the party's running mate nominee for the 2024 presidential election.

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Vice President and NPP flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has nominated Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, as his choice for running mate.

In reaching his decision, Dr. Bawumia engaged with several key party stakeholders, including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, national party officers, the Majority Caucus of Parliament, and has presented his nominee to the National Executive Council.

The National Council serves as the final approving body for the party's running mate selection.

According to Article 12(b) of the NPP constitution, the party’s Presidential Candidate shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate the Vice Presidential Candidate, who must be a known and active member of the party for at least five years.

As the meeting progresses, enthusiastic supporters have gathered outside the venue, celebrating in anticipation of the official announcement. Jubilant party members, waving flags and chanting slogans, have created a festive atmosphere, expressing their excitement and support for the prospective running mate.

After the National Council meeting, the General Secretary of the party, Justin Kodua Frimpong announced that the Council had unanimously approved the nomination of Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, as the running mate to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the 2024 presidential election.

Read also: NPP National Council unanimously approves Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as running mate

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