Nov. 4: NPP aspirants sign undertaking not to resign from party after primaries


Four persons who are aspiring to be flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been made to sign an undertaking that they will not resign from the party after the November 4 elections.

On Saturday, November 4, 2023, the party’s delegates will cast their vote to elect the flagbearer for the 2024 elections.

Prior to the November 4 primaries of the NPP, the leadership of the party, including the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Former President, John Agyekum Kuffour, National Council of Elders and other executives of the party had a closed door meeting with all four aspiring flagbearers.

The four, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Kennedy Agyapong, Akoto Afriyie and Francis Addai Nimo signed the undertaking at a closed door meeting on Thursday, November 2, 2023 to accept primary results of the election.

They also signed it to promote peace and cohesion and that if they do not win, they will not resign from the party.

The General Secretary of the Party, Mr Justin Kodua Frimpong made this known at a press conference held in Accra.

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According to him, the meeting was for all stakeholders to understand that the NPP is one big family irrespective of the tensions arising between aspirants.

It was also to address the differences between the aspirants and promote peace among them.

Although it was a closed door meeting, the General Secretary briefed the media about the outcome of the meeting.

“The essence of the meeting was for all these key important stakeholders to understand that we are one family and no matter the contest, no matter the tension that is associated with internal elections, at the end of the day, come November 4th, it is the NPP that will emerge as the winner. So, there was the need for us to have this family meeting for everyone to make a comment, to raise issues, and for us together to resolve any issue that exists. And I can say that the meeting was highly successful and we give thanks to the almighty God for seeing us through this very important meeting,” he said.

Mr Justin Kodua Frimpong explained ,”We were able to get the four aspirants contesting, all signing an undertaking. In summary, what they signed to is to accept the primary election results, to promote peace and cohesion, in the event that they do not win, they will not resign from the party, to support the winner of the primary, to ensure and enforce mechanism that has been established by the party and also, to work within the timelines and duration that has been established by the party, from now to the results are declared and to respect the decision by the delegates of our party.”

Ghana|| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori


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