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NPP presidential primaries: Balloting for November 4 election postponed

6th September 2023

The balloting for the remaining aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer race scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, has been called off.
The elections committee of the NPP was expected to conduct the balloting for four of the remaining aspirants for the top position today with the help of the Electoral Commission.

This evening, spokesperson for the election committee of the NPP, Alexander Afenyo-Markin confirmed that it has been rescheduled.
Speaking to journalists at the party’s headquarters in Accra, he said, “We have agreed to proceed with the guidelines. And like I said, when we are done, we will again serve you notice of the guidelines and soon thereafter we will proceed with the balloting.”
The postponement of the balloting for the November 4 presidential primaries of the NPP comes barely 24 hours after one of the top five aspirants, Alan Kyerematen announced his withdrawal from the
race.

In a release, he described the process to elect the flagbearer of the NPP as unfair following his alleged intimidations and violence that marred the Super Delegates Congress held on August 26.
He noted that after making an analysis of the Super Delegates Congress, he had come to the conclusion that it was tactically skewed to favour one candidate.
“After having carefully analysed the results of the said elections, it is absolutely clear to me from events leading to, during and after the elections, that the Special Delegates Conference was strategically and tactically skewed in favour of one particular Aspirant.
“In light of the foregoing, I wish to confirm that I am honourably withdrawing from the process that will lead to the Presidential Primaries to be held on the 4th of November 2023.” Alan Kyerematen said in a release.

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