I Am Standing: Addai Nimo Confirms

addaiOne of the shortlisted flagbearer aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Addai-Nimoh, has confirmed he will contest the party’s October 18 primaries.

In a statement he issued yesterday Mr. Addai-Nimoh said, “I am deeply moved by the trust that has been placed in me and I accept the challenge with humility. It is a path that has been trodden by only a few great and formidable men of our party upon the foundation built by our even greater founding fathers: Danquah, Busia, Dombo, Baffour Osei Akoto and others”. 

The Member of Parliament for Mampong, who polled 22 votes in the Special Delegates’ Conference held on August 31 said, he would lead the party to regain power in the 2016 general elections should the delegates vote him as the party’s presidential candidate.

At the Super Delegates’ Conference, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 598 votes out of 740 ballots cast, representing 80.78 per cent with his closest contender, Mr Alan Kyerematen, obtaining 59 votes, representing 7.98 per cent.

Mr. Addai-Nimoh and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Ghartey, obtained 22 votes each — representing 2.98 per cent of total votes cast.

Mr Kofi Osei Ameyaw had 16 votes, which is 2.17 per cent, to pick up the last ticket to the October 18 national delegates conference.

Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, former Minister of Information , had 13 votes while a former trade minister, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, secured just 10 votes, thereby crushing out of the race.

However, Joe Ghartey voluntarily opted out of the race subsequently.

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