Although the Article 13 of the constitution of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) requires that the running mate to the flag bearer for a major election where the candidate is not the sitting president be announced 12 months prior to the poll, that of 2024 has been postponed.
This was after Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2024 flag bearer of the party has asked for more time to conclude on his choice.
The party leadership had a meeting today, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, to finalise on the possible persons being considered for the position.
But at a press conference after the meeting, General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong announced that the Vice President has asked for more time which has been granted by the National Council.
Tomorrow, December 7, 2023 marks exactly 12 months to election 2024.
The Vice President who is the NPP’s flag bearer says he needs further consultations to arrive at a candidate to partner him for the 2024 polls.
According to Mr. Kodua, the Council has granted this request and is looking forward to a new date from the flag bearer.
Meanwhile, the Council has varied the date for the conduct of primaries in constituencies with sitting MPs.
The election will now be held on the 27th January and not 20th January, 2024.
In the meantime, campaign activities have been suspended in these constituencies until the 2024 budget is approved.