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NPP flagbearer balloting; Ken Agyapong in number 1, Bawumia gets Number 10

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has held balloting for its flagbearer hopefuls ahead of the special delegates conference on August 26.

Seven out of the 10 flagbearer hopefuls were available at the party’s headquarters in Accra for the exercise.

Kennedy Agyapong picked the first slot followed by Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen with the second slot.Agents of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia picked the 10th position for their boss.

Below are the positions:

  1. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong
  2. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen
  3. Joe Ghartey
  4. Kwadwo Nsafoah Poku
  5. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
  6. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong
  7. Francis Addai Nimo
  8. Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
  9. Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko
  10. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Speaking to the media after the ballotying , Spokesperson for the NPP’s Elections Committee, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin said “Now let me inform you the order that the aspirants will be appearing on the ballot papers. Ken Ohene Agyapong,number one; Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, number two; Joe Ghartey, number three; Kwadwo Poku, number four; Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, number five;  Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, number six; Francis Addai Nimoh, number seven; Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku,number eight; Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko, number nine and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, number 10.”

He also said that they had agreed on some issues to ensure that the election was successful.

“I am happy to announce that we have a very succesful engagement with eight of the aspirants and the representatives of the others. We had our engageents and we deliberated on a few matters that were of concern. We were able to build consensus on the nagging issues and incorporated same on the guidelines. We have agreed that the EC will take charge of the elections and see to the security of the elections. Agents of the aspirants will also oversee so the printing of the ballot paperes won’t be printed by the party but by the EC and all that we will do is to he furnish them with details of the aspirants,” he stated.

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