The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will acclaim President Nana Akufo-Addo as its flagbearer for the 2020 polls on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
The General Secretary of the party, John Boadu in a statement said the acclamation by the National Council will be done after a meeting with the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
President Akufo-Addo, whose first term in office expires in January 2021, was the only person to file nomination for the flagbearer position when the party opened nominations earlier this year.
Being the sole candidate, he was expected to be acclaimed at a National Congress, but according to John Boadu, that cannot be done due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Akufo-Addo after filing his nomination in February named his current Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, there was no need thinking about who to select as his running mate.