The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Akufo has officially been acclaimed as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential candidate for the 2020 polls.
President Akufo-Addo was the sole candidate who filed his nomination to contest in the 2020 Presidential Primaries for the NPP.
The acclamation of the Presidential Candidate was done at a special National Council meeting of the Party held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra today, June 26, 2020.
The acclamation was preceded by a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday.
Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP Constitution provides for acclamation where there is a sole candidate for the Presidency by the close of nominations.
President Akufo-Addo would have been acclaimed with the full party’s congress in attendance, but the novel coronavirus pandemic has made this impossible.
The acclamation, therefore, happened before a National Council instead.
President Akufo-Addo has also nominated Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his Running Mate for the 2020 General Elections.