A flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Alan Kyerematen has expressed hope that the special delegate conference of the party will be free, fair and transparent.
He said the process must be free in order to ensure that the party is united toward breaking the 8-year electoral cycle.
“Everything went well, we hope we can be guaranteed and fair and transparent election so that we can work toward breaking the 8,” he told journalists after balloting for positions for the National Congress.
Seven out of the 10 flagbearer hopefuls were available at the party’s headquarters in Accra for the exercise.
Two rounds of balloting were done. The first, according to spokesperson of the Elections Committee, was to pick the order in which the positions will be picked.
The second was the balloting proper, which saw Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) Kennedy Ohene Agyapong picking the Number 1 position.
Perennial contender and former Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen picked the Number 2 position.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia took the last position of Number 10.
Below are the positions:
- Kennedy Ohene Agyapong
Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen
Kwadwo Nsafoah Poku
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Kwabena Agyei Agyepong
Francis Addai Nimo
Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
The special congress will be held in all 16 regions of the country, a decision affirmed by the National Council at its crucial meeting on Thursday, July 20.
That meeting was held after nine of the aspirants petitioned the Council to have a centralised congress.
After the special congress, the final five will be balloting again for the Presidential Primaries on Saturday, November 4.