A former Minister of Food and Agriculture and flagbearer hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, will today begin a nationwide campaign tour starting with the Greater Accra Region.
Dr Afriyie Akoto will first visit the Shai-Osudoku, Ningo-Prampram and Ashaiman constituencies, where he will meet with polling station executives and delegates to sell his vision for the party and Ghana to them.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2023, he will visit Domeabra-Obom, Ayawaso East and Ayawaso North Constituencies where he will convince the delegates to vote for him to become the party’s Presidential Candidate for the 2024 election.
Additionally, the former Minister for Food and Agriculture will move his campaign to the Central and Eastern Regions.
He will be accompanied by two Co-campaign Chairmen, Alfred Boye; a former Greater Accra NPP Regional Chairman; KEN-WUUD Norwusu, also former NPP Volta Regional Chairman; the National Coordinator of the campaign team, Peter Oteng Darko; and Campaign Spokesperson, Dr. Prince Sodoke Amuzu.
The New Patriotic Party on May 26, 2023, opened nominations for its Presidential Primaries and closed it on June 24, 2023. A total of 10 aspirants successfully submitted their presidential nomination forms to the party.
They are a former Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko; former NPP General Secretary and presidential spokesperson, Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong; former Member of Parliament for Mampong, Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh; former Minister of State, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku; and former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
The rest are Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen; former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Mr Joe Ghartey; energy expert, Mr Kwadwo Opoku; and Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
A Special Delegates Congress will he held on August 26, 2023, to select five of the presidential aspirants, who will then contest for the flagbearer slot on December 4, 2023.