NPP Flagbearer Hopefuls Suspend Campaigns for Crucial Meeting on Centralizing Delegate Congress
All the flagbearer hopefuls of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have temporarily paused their campaigns to attend a significant meeting in Accra on Thursday, July 20, 2023. The meeting, with the party’s National Council, will address a crucial decision regarding whether to centralize the upcoming super delegate congress scheduled for August 2023.
According to UTV’s report, nine out of the ten NPP presidential hopefuls advocate for holding the congress at a central location. However, one candidate, who enjoys government backing, supports holding the congress in different locations based on regions.
The party’s steering committee and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the other hand, propose conducting the congress in the 16 regions. The committee has secured the support of the regional chairmen and is determined to insist on regional-level voting during the super delegate congress.
Consequently, the nine flagbearer hopefuls have submitted a petition to the party’s National Council, urging them to halt the plans for a regional-level congress. They have even threatened to withdraw from the presidential race, voicing concerns about potential intimidation of the party’s delegates if the congress is held at the regional level.
The outcome of this crucial meeting could significantly impact the future of the NPP, with potential implications for their performance in the upcoming elections. The meeting is scheduled for July 20th, 2023, and its decisions will hold great significance for the party’s internal dynamics and political prospects.