A former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mampong Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh, has today formally announced his intention to contest the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearership race when nominations are opened.
The former legislator said preliminary research conducted by his team coupled with consultation and advice from some elders of the party, psyched him up to make the decision to bring on board his professional knowledge and values to retain political power for the party.
“I am humbled that my astute team has assessed my qualifications and motivations using some three criteria.
“Driven by my personal convictions, I am confident that my professional background and values can be useful in shaping the necessary initiatives that will significantly improve our country and coupled with the clarion call I have been receiving over these last years from our party members, rank and file and from wide consultations with elders of the party, I, Addai-Nimoh, I have thereby decided and [I’m] officially announcing my candidacy to be elected as the next flagbearer of the NPP,” he said at a press conference at the Osu Presby Hall in Accra.
The former MP also promised to bring unity and consolidate the performance of the current NPP-led government.
Mr Addai-Nimoh contested in the NPP’s presidential primaries in 2014 and lost.
Trades Minister Alan Kyerematen resigned a few weeks ago and subsequently announced his bid for the slot.
Agric Minister Owusu Afritie Akoto followed suit.
Also, Asain Central MP Kennedy Agyapong has been rallying support to win the slot ahead of the 2024 polls.
A recent survey by two organisations claimed delegates of the NPP prefer Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to Mr Kyerematen and Mr Agyapong.
Others such as Mr Kwabena Agyepong and Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku have also hinted at running for the slot.