The Ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has nominated His Excellency President Akufo-Addo as its flagbearer for the forthcoming December 7, 2020, Presidential election.
General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu in a statement explained that Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP Constitution permits for acclamation where there is one candidate contesting for the presidency by end of nominations.
According to the ruling party, President Akufo-Addo was the only candidate contesting for the NPP presidential slot.
“He would have been acclaimed before a national congress of the party,” the statement said.
It further explained that given the constraints of COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions on public gatherings, “the President will, in line with the resolution of the party’s National Council, be acclaimed before the National Council on Saturday”.
It said after his acclamation, “the President shall, in consultation with the National Council, nominate his running mate for the 2020 General Election”.
The statement said attendance to those meetings would strictly be by invitation and restricted to only members of the National Council and the NEC.
This would be the fourth time President Nana Addo would be contesting for the presidency.