Dr. Bawumia Leads As Kennedy, Alan, Afriyie Akoto Secure Spots for NPP Presidential Primaries -[See Percentages Attained]
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have emerged as the leading contender of the New Patriotic Party Super Delegates Conference.
Per the results, Dr Bawumia garnered 629 votes representing 68.15 percent of the total votes cast. The results are based on figures collated by 17 out 17 voting centres across the country.
Behind him is Assin Central lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong who polled 132 votes representing 14.30 percent while Alan Kyerematen polled 95 votes representing 10.29 percent in the elections which took place on Saturday August 26, 2023.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto secured the fourth spot for the party’s presidential primaries with 36 votes representing 3.90%.
Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai-Nimoh tied in 5th position with 9 votes each representing 0.98%.
Other candidates who contested in the elections was Joe Ghartey with 4 votes, Kwadwo Poku with 3 votes, Kwabena Agyepong with 5 votes while Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku failed to secure a single vote.
The Super Delegates Conference is aimed at reducing the pool of contenders vying for the party’s presidential candidacy in the upcoming 2024 general election.
Ten candidates from the NPP participated in the race, with the objective of selecting five candidates who will proceed to another round of voting in November this year.
The final round will determine the substantive candidate of the NPP for the presidential election ahead of the 2024 general elections.
With two candidates tied in the 5th place, the party is expected to hold a run-off on September 2, 2023 to break the tie and get one person to join the other four for November’s primaries.