The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Council (NC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are set to meet today to deliberate on potential running mates for their flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, in the upcoming 2024 elections.
The focus of the meeting will center on identifying individuals who can effectively partner with Dr. Bawumia and significantly contribute to the party’s success in the 2024 electoral battle. Key figures under strong consideration, according to sources from Citi News, include Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the current Energy Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, and Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader.
The NEC is expected to thoroughly deliberate on the credentials and potential of these candidates during the meeting, with the aim of formally presenting its recommendation to the National Council for approval. This process is in line with the NPP’s constitutional requirement, which mandates the selection of a running mate at least 12 months before a major election if the President is not the candidate.
In the absence of President Akufo-Addo, who is currently out of the country, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will preside over today’s crucial meetings. The significance of these discussions is paramount as the NPP strategizes and solidifies its leadership team for the upcoming electoral contest.
The selection of a running mate is a critical decision for any political party, and the NPP’s commitment to adhering to its constitutional timeline reflects the importance placed on careful consideration and strategic planning.