Prez Akufo-Addo’s acclamation opened only to NPP Council/Exco

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has limited the acclamation of President Akufo-Addo as presidential candidate for the 2020 presidential election has been limited to only members of its National Council and National Executive Committee.

A statement issued by the NPP said 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 which was signed General Secretary John Boadu said but for the outbreak of the virus, the president would have been acclaimed before a congress.

According to the statement, 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.


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