The seven aspirants seeking to lead the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 election will ballot for positions on the ballot paper on Tuesday at the party’s headquarters.
The ballot will indicate where the candidates will appear on the ballot paper on August 31.
The National Vetting Committee of the New Patriotic Party approved the candidacy of all the seven presidential aspirants who were vetted last week, even though the number was supposed to be reduced to five according to the constitution.
Speaking to Citi News, General Secretary of the NPP, Kwabena Agyapong said the ballot will clear the way for the special congress.
‘’All contestants are expected to either be in Accra or send their representative for the balloting procedure to determine on what position they will be on the ballot paper,’’ he said.
He added that the electoral college is made up of about 826 delegates.
The aspirants are: the 2012 flagbearer of the party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; a former Trade Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen; Member of Parliament for Mampong, Francis Addai Nimo; a former Information Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng
The rest are; Joe Ghartey, MP for Essikado-Ketan; Asuogyaman MP, Osei Ameyaw and Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, a former MP for Offinso.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana