The National Committee of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has endorsed Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom as the party’s flagbearer for the 2016 elections.
The decision to present the 2012 candidate again was arrived at in a meeting Wednesday. The business magnate was the only person who picked forms when nominations were opened in 2015 hence the NC decision.
Speaking to Starr News, the Chairman for the PPP Nii Allotey Brew Hammond disclosed Dr. Nduom is expected to officially accept the decision of NC at the party’s National Convention scheduled for July 16.
“It was put to a vote, it was seconded and majority endorsed the candidature of Papa Kwesi Nduom. Now is the time for him to accept that position as the flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party which we will do at our National Convention on July 16, he will accept to be the flagbearer and the campaign on the Presidential part will take off,” he stated.
Mr. Hammond was, however, quick to add the party’s campaign is in full swing already to wrestle power from the governing NDC.
He said: “While we wait for the Presidential campaign to take off, we are not sleeping. We are going to launch on May 21st our parliamentary campaign; door to door village to village for those that have been affirmed and to continue to get those constituencies that still have not confirmed candidates to be confirmed”.
Dr. Nduom placed 3rd in the 2012 presidential election garnering 64,362 votes representing 0.59 percent. With his endorsement Dr. Nduom will come up against President John Mahama for the NDC, Nana Akufo-Addo of the NPP, PNC’s Dr. Edward Mahama, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the CPP and NDP’s Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.
Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Ibrahim Alhassan