Francis Addai-Nimoh, one of the participants among the ten aspiring flagbearers in the New Patriotic Party’s Special Delegates Conference on Saturday, has affirmed that he will not withdraw his candidacy for any contender in anticipation of the scheduled runoff set for Saturday.
Addai-Nimoh, previously a Member of Parliament for the Mampong Constituency in the Ashanti Region, garnered just nine votes, matching the count of Boakye Agyarko.
This outcome necessitates a runoff on Saturday, September 2, between the two to determine the additional National Chairmanship candidate alongside Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Kennedy Agyapong, Alan Kyeremateng, and Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
“As of now, I am still actively participating in the competition. As per the regulations and protocols, we agreed that in case of a tie for the fifth position, a runoff on September 2nd would be necessary.
This is explicitly stated in the guidelines. However, it’s important to note that these guidelines were formally approved by the National Council,” emphasized Francis Addai-Nimoh.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia emerged victorious in the Special Delegates’ Conference, securing a total of 629 votes, equivalent to 68.15% of the ballots.
Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong secured the second position with 132 votes (14.30%), while former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen secured the third spot with 95 votes (10.29%).