All is set for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Super Delegates Conference today, Saturday, August 26.
About 961 delegates are expected to decide the fate of the ten NPP presidential aspirants by selecting five for the Party’s presidential primary slated for November 4, 2023.
The election which would take place at the 16 Regional Capitals nationwide and the party’s headquarters, Asylum Down, would start at 0900 hours and close at 1300 hours.
In a statement announcing some measures put in place to ensure that voting ends smoothly, the NPP noted that publicly displaying cast ballots constitutes a criminal offence.
“We hereby serve notice that those who violate this provision shall be subjected to legal repercussions in accordance with the law. Delegates are hereby informed that any cast ballots publicly displayed will be rejected.”
The party added that with the protocols put in place, it wants to reassure “all relevant parties, including stakeholders, delegates, aspirants, and the public that with these guidelines in place, no individual can decipher the voting preferences and patterns of specific voters after the voting process concludes.”
The 10 aspirants as they appeared on the ballot paper for the elections are Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, number one; Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, number two; Joe Ghartey, number three; Kwadwo Poku, number four; Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, number five and Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, number six.
The rest are Francis Addai-Nimoh, seventh; Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, eighth; Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko, ninth; and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the 10th position.