There are rumours that all of the flagbearer candidates for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have ended their campaigns in order to depart for Accra, Ghana, today, July 20, 2023, for a significant meeting.
The issue of whether or not to centralise the upcoming super delegate congress scheduled for August 2023 would be one of the major decisions that would be taken at the meeting with the party’s National Council, according to a report by UTV.
Nine of the ten NPP presidential candidates, according to Adakabri Frimpong Manso of UTV, want the congress to take place at a central location, but one of them, who is backed by the government, wants it to take place at different locations depending on the region.
The president of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the party’s steering committee, he said, are in favour of holding the congress in each of the 16 regions.
The committee would like to propose that voting for the super delegate congress take place at the regional level at the aforementioned conference and has the backing of the regional party chairmen, according to Frimpong Manso.
The nine flag-bearer candidates, according to him, had threatened to drop out of the presidential contest if the Parts National Council did not heed their plea to reject the idea to convene the congress at regional levels.
They contend that hosting the congress at a regional level would allow for delegate intimidation.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, he declared on UTV in Twi, “It depends on the outcome of this meeting, which will take place tomorrow, July 20, whether the NPP would join the opposition or break the eight.”