The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to begin the vetting process for its presidential aspirants today, as they vie for the chance to lead the party in the upcoming 2024 general elections.
Leading the pack of hopefuls slated for vetting today are Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, former Minister of Trade; successful businessman Kwadwo Poku, and the incumbent Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Tomorrow, on July 4, the vetting process will continue with additional candidates, including Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, former Energy Minister; Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, the former NPP General Secretary, and Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the current Member of Parliament for Assin Central.
According to Evans Nimako, the Secretary to the National Presidential Vetting Committee, the remaining aspirants will undergo their vetting sessions on July 5 and 6.
The NPP will however hold a special congress on August 26, to elect five candidates for the November 4 primary.
To supervise the vetting of the 10 presidential aspirants, the party on Friday, June 30, inaugurated a nine-member vetting committee chaired by a former Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Read below NPP’s statement
The outcome of the vetting process will undoubtedly shape the political landscape and set the stage for an exciting electoral contest as the NPP determines its presidential flagbearer.
As the process unfolds, political analysts and party members eagerly await the results that will ultimately shape the future direction of the New Patriotic Party.