Any of the ten candidates who wins the NPP’s nomination in the upcoming presidential primaries will be a better leader than the opposition, according to Richard Ahiagbah, the party’s director of communications.
In contrast to the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), he asserts that each candidate for flagbearer is qualified and has the necessary expertise to govern the nation.
He stated the following on JoyNews’ Newsfile: “One thing I know is that any one of these ten individuals will be better than the NDC’s alternative.”
He argued that because delegates have consistently chosen the proper candidates to elect leaders over time, he was hopeful about how the primaries would turn out.
“Even in that limited space the number that is going to vote will still exercise democracy, it’s a choice and they have the responsibility to reflect the spirit of the party. We want this candidate or that candidate.
“I believe truly and honestly that our party has the spirit and that spirit will always determine the right candidate to come forth to lead or party,” he told host, Samson Lardy Anyenini.
He made those remarks in response to Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a former deputy minister of communication in the Mahama-led administration, who claimed that choosing a flagbearer for the party was a difficult procedure.
The NPP states that the eligible candidates’ identities will be made public on July 21. Voting will then take place on July 24, 2023.
The first poll notice will be sent on July 25. A special electoral college will be held on August 26, 2023 to bring the number of qualified candidates down to five if there are more than five.
The national congress will determine a flagbearer on November 4 in the event of a run-off, with the election taking place on November 11, 2023, following the initial balloting of the final five qualifying candidates on August 26 and the final notice of poll on August 31.
Mr. Ofosu claimed that this procedure may have been made simpler.
Richard Ahiagba, however, thinks the procedure is transparent and free of prejudices because each delegate has an equal chance to persuade the delegates as to why they should represent the party in the national elections in 2024.