PPP opens nomination for flag bearer position, Nduom not expected to contest

BY: graphic.com.gh

The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) on Tuesday opened nomination for members interested in becoming the Party’s presidential candidate for the 2020 General Election.

The party, in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Paa Kow Ackon, said however that it did not expect Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom to become the Presidential Candidate for the 2020 presidential election.

Ahead of the 2016 General Elections, Dr Nduom said he would not contest for the presidency again if Ghanaians failed to give him the nod at the polls.

As an economist and entrepreneur, he failed in two presidential bids in 2008 and 2012.

He told Accra-based radio station Citi FM in an interview on July 18, 2016 that the 2016 elections would be his “final round.”

According to him, if his message of job creation was not enough to convince the electorate to vote for him on his third attempt, he will take a step back from active politics and focus on his political party and businesses.

Thus, the party in its statement said “the field is wide open for all interested contenders to demonstrate the formidability of the Party, in restoring Ghana’s hope and glory.”

The statement said all contenders were expected to express their interest publicly on the Party’s various platforms.

It added that accelerated effective selection processes had been adopted for the exercise and urged all card bearing members in good standing to “take advantage of the opportunity to test the waters, determine their competitive standing, and check the general public’s reactions to their potential candidature.”

The statement said, “the PPP has earned the most votes at the presidential and parliamentary levels behind the duopoly since 2012 when the Party was formed,” and that it was determined to improve on that past performance.