NPP Presidential Vetting Committee Presents Report Today

Prof Mike Oquaye

The presidential vetting committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the governing party in Ghana, is set to submit its comprehensive report to the National Council on Monday, July 10, 2023.

After conducting thorough assessments, the committee has reviewed all 10 aspirants vying to lead the party into the upcoming 2024 general elections.

Speaking to journalists earlier, OB Amoah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwapim South and the spokesperson for the vetting committee, provided insights into the process and shared the party’s plan moving forward.

Mr. Amoah expressed confidence in the thoroughness of the vetting process, which aimed to evaluate the qualifications and suitability of each candidate.

The NPP’s presidential vetting committee, composed of competent and experienced party members, has meticulously scrutinized the aspirants.
The committee’s primary objective was to ensure that the party selects a strong candidate capable of leading the NPP to victory in the 2024 general elections.

Amoah assured the public that the party is committed to conducting the remaining necessary procedures leading up to the primaries in the following weeks.

“We have completed the processes. The next step is to submit our report to the party. That is the most important thing. We were given a week within which to conduct this research and submit a report. Based on our report, the party will follow on with its timetable. As we have put out, when they will ballot, when we will do the special college election, all have been spelt out by the party.”

“Thankfully, we have gone through the process and no petition has come against any person,” the spokesperson for the Vetting Committee noted.

These processes will involve further internal deliberations, consultations, and engagements with party stakeholders. The NPP aims to ensure transparency and inclusivity throughout the selection process, allowing party members to have a voice in determining their flagbearer for the upcoming elections.

As the NPP eagerly awaits the presentation of the vetting committee’s report to the National Council, political observers and party members alike are keen to learn the committee’s findings and recommendations. The report’s submission will mark a significant milestone in the NPP’s internal election process, bringing the party one step closer to identifying its presidential candidate for the 2024 general elections.

With the presentation of the report, the NPP will enter a critical phase in its political journey. The party’s leadership and members will carefully review the committee’s assessments and collectively make decisions that align with the party’s goals and aspirations. The NPP is determined to select a candidate who possesses the necessary qualities to lead Ghana and address the pressing issues facing the nation.

As the NPP progresses through its internal processes and gears up for the primaries, Ghanaians will closely follow the developments within the party. The outcome of the NPP’s selection process will significantly influence the political landscape in the lead-up to the 2024 general elections, as the chosen candidate will seek to rally support and present a compelling vision for the future of Ghana.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, a former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey, a former Minister of Food and Agric, Dr. Owusu Afryie Akoto, a former General Secretary of NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a former MP for Offinso North, Dr. Kofi Konada Apraku, a former Energy, Minister, Boakye Agyarko, a certain energy expert Kojo Opoku, former Member of Parliament for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh, have all been vetted.

By Vincent Kubi