Four sail through, two tie for 5th position in NPP’s Super Delegates polls

Four presidential candidates have successfully sailed through in the just-ended New Patriotic Party’s Super Delegates Conference to shortlist five flagbearer aspirants.

The final five candidates are expected to face off at the national delegates conference in November where one of them will be voted as flagbearer.

Although the Super Delegates Conference was expected to help select five candidates, two candidates have tied, requiring another process to decide the fifth candidate to make the final five.

The first four to sail through are Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, former Trades Minister Alan Kyerematen and former Agric Minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

The Vice President led with 68.15% of the total votes cast, followed by Kennedy Agyapong who polled 15.03% of the total votes cast.

Alan Kyerematen came in third with 10.82% of the total votes cast, and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto came fourth with 4.10%.

The candidates who tied for fifth place are Francis Addai Nimo and Boakye Kyeremateng Ayarko.

The two candidates got nine votes each representing 1.03% of the votes casts.

The party is now expected to organise a tie-breaker to help choose the last person to join the top four ahead of the November delegates conference.

Speaking to the media at the party headquarters, Prof Mike Oquaye, chairman of the NPP delegates vetting committee, said that the tie-breaker will be decided in a week.

However, should one of the candidates drop out for another before the tiebreaker, the party will no longer go ahead with it.

Source: myjoyonline

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