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NPP’s National Council to decide on Bawumia’s choice of running mate today

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The National Council (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will today, July 4, meet the party’s flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on his choice of running mate ahead of the December 7 general elections. 

Dr. Bawumia is expected to defend his choice of Energy Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh and why he best fits to be his running mate. 

National Organiser of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, tells Citi News today’s meeting is in line with the party’s constitution. 

“In our party’s constitution, Article 13 is quite clear that whoever the nominee is, whoever you intend to present as a running mate, you must do so in consultation with the National Council. So he [Bawumia] is presenting before the National Council the MP for Manhyia South and Minister for Energy, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh [as his running mate].”

Bawumia had a crucial meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on June 25 to discuss his choice of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as his running mate and subsequently formally met and informed the NPP’s leadership and the Parliament’s Majority caucus.

The Manyhia South MP’s nomination has sparked mixed reactions both within and outside the NPP. While others are praising the choice, there has also been opposition against picking him.

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