President Nana Akufo-Addo will later today [Thursday, February 20] file his nomination forms to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential primaries slated for April 25, 2020.
The President is seeking the endorsement of the party’s delegates to lead the NPP as its Presidential Candidate in the 2020 elections.
He is the only candidate who has so far picked up the party’s presidential nomination forms to contest in the election.
In line with the Party’s Constitution and subsequent Rules and Regulations for the upcoming primaries, the President, being the sole contestant, will be acclaimed as the party’s 2020 flagbearer at a National Congress to be held simultaneously across the country on April 25, 2020.
If the President is endorsed by the delegates, he will face former president John Mahama, flagbearer of the largest opposition party in the country, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
John Mahama is seeking a comeback after losing the presidential seat to a second-time contestant, Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 elections.
While Akufo-Addo polled 5,755,758 votes representing 53.7% of the total valid votes cast, John Mahama polled 4,771,188 votes representing 44.5%.