Prez Akufo-Addo's acclamation restricted to NPP Council/ExCo

BY: Kweku Zurek
Prez Akufo-Addo's acclamation restricted to NPP Council/Exco
Prez Akufo-Addo's acclamation restricted to NPP Council/Exco

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that only members of its National Council and National Executive Committee will be permitted to attend the acclamation of President Akufo-Addo as flag bearer on Saturday, June 27 in Accra.

The Party in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Mr John Boadu said but for the Coronavirus pandemic, Prez Akufo-Addo would have been acclaimed before a National Congress of the Party.

The statement further disclosed that the acclamation will be preceded by a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday, June 26, 2020.

"Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP Constitution provides for acclamation where there is a sole candidate for the Presidency by the close of nominations. His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was the sole candidate for the NPP presidential slot," the statement said.

"However, given the constraints of Covid-19 and the resulting restrictions on public gatherings, the President will, in line with resolution of the party's National Council, be acclaimed before the National Council on Saturday. After acclamation, the President shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate his Running Mate for the 2020 General Elections".

The statement stressed that attendance to both events scheduled for the Alisa Hotel are strictly by invitation and restricted to only members of the National Council and the National Executive Committee.

"However, there will be live media coverage of the proceedings of the National Council meeting, which shall include the acclamation of both the Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate," the statement added.

Read the entire statement below;