NPP Presidential Vetting Committee Denies Claims of Special Treatment for Aspirants

The Presidential Vetting Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has refuted claims of providing special treatment to certain flagbearer aspirants during the vetting process. Earlier media reports suggested that some aspirants were dissatisfied with the process and called for a level playing field.

Speaking to the press at the Party’s Campaign Office in Kokomlemle, Accra, Mr. Osei Bonsu (OB) Amoah, the Spokesperson for the Vetting Committee, dismissed the allegations and stated that the committee adhered to its mandate of ensuring that only qualified aspirants progressed to the next stage.

Amoah clarified that the committee’s responsibility was to submit a report to the national Party and that any complaints or comments should be directed to the party leadership.

He emphasized that every aspirant who appeared before the committee was treated equally and fairly, regardless of their previous positions or status.

The Vetting Committee successfully completed its mandate after vetting all ten aspirants seeking to lead the NPP as flagbearer in the 2024 election.

The last aspirant to appear before the committee was Mr. Francis Addai-Nimoh, a former Member of Parliament for Mampong.

The other nine aspirants who appeared before the nine-member Vetting Committee, led by Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, included Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Mr. Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, Mr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Mr. Joe Ghartey.

On Monday, July 10, 2023, the Vetting Committee will submit its report to the Party’s Council of Elders, and any disqualified aspirant will have 14 days to appeal.

The Party remains committed to following its established timetable, which includes a special delegates conference on August 26, to narrow down the candidates to five (if more than four are approved), and a National Congress on November 4, 2023, to elect the flagbearer for the 2024 election.

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