In an unexpected turn of events, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has clinched a position in the upcoming phase of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential race, slated for November 4, after surprisingly beating a top contender, Alan Kyerematen to place second in the just-ended super delegates election.
The outcome of the election which saw Mr. Agyapong garner over 130 votes to place second and pull past Alan Kyerematen came as a surprise to many, contrary to research surveys conducted by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) which projected Alan to rub shoulders with the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia, for the top spot.
It is the first time in the NPP presidential race for Ken Agyapong, same as Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President.
Alan Kyerematen has been in the race since 2007 as the second force, coming second to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on all occasions.
But first timers, Ken Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central and the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia have overtaken him by getting more endorsements.
Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai-Nimoh secured nine (9) votes each in the NPP presidential race organised on Saturday to shortlist five candidates for the ultimate on November 4, 2023.
The nine votes each means a tie at the 5th position.
The Elections Committee of the NPP has therefore decided that there will be a run-off between the two – Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai Nimoh next Saturday, September 2, 2023.
Below is the certified results of the election: