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NPP flagbearership race: Alan Kyerematen first to file nominations

By Vincent Ashitey
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NPP flagbearer hopeful Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has become the first to file his nomination forms to contest for the upcoming Presidential primary of the party on November 3, 2023.

The former Minister for Trade and Industry filed his nomination forms at the NPP headquarters in Accra on Monday, June 12, 2023.

He was accompanied by current and former Members of Parliament, as well as some party bigwigs including Minister for Railways Development John-Peter Amewu, who doubles as MP for Hohoe and a Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare, who represents Atiwa East Constituency in Parliament.

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The flagbearer hopeful called for a free and fair election.

“The only guarantee for us to be able to win and ascend to power to succeed ourselves in 2024 will be for us to have free, fair and transparent elections,” he said. 

“So, whilst commending you for the work that you’ve done so far in the processes leading to the filing of nominations, I will encourage you and hope that you will do all in your power and authority to ensure that you guarantee free, fair and transparent elections for our party.”

He expressed his gratitude to the party leadership and supporters for the opportunity afforded him to contest for the presidency.

He further reiterated his dedication to the NPP’s vision of building a prosperous and inclusive society for all Ghanaians.

The NPP in a statement on Monday, June 12 announced the revision of its timetable for presidential and upcoming Orphan Constituencies primaries.

According to the revised timetable, “Vetting of prospective presidential aspirant(s) will take place from Monday, July 3 to Thursday, July 6, 2023.