President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was Saturday acclaimed the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the December 7, 2020 elections.
The acclamation, done at a special National Council meeting of the Party, was done in consonance with Article 13 (2) (1) of the NPP’s constitution that provides for an acclamation when there is a sole presidential candidate at the close of nominations.
President Akufo-Addo, who would be seeking his second term in government, is going into his fourth consecutive presidential contest since 2008. He emerged the sole candidate for the Party for election 2020, after the close of nominations for a flagbearer for the NPP.
“I will do everything on my part to justify the decision and lead the Party to another victory in December…I respect in all humility your decision,” President Akufo-Addo told the members of the National Council of the Party after his endorsement.
He, in keeping with the Constitution of the Party, and in consultation with National Council, named Vice President Mahamudu Bawamia as his running mate for the contest.
Dr Bawumia is also completing the presidential ticket of the NPP for the fourth consecutive time with President Akufo-Addo.