A former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwabena Agyapong, has filed his nomination to contest the party’s presidential primaries.
Mr Agyapong filed on Wednesday, June 21, at the party’s headquarters.
Addressing the media shortly after his filing, he charged the party to desist of the use of empty slogans and rather find innovative solutions to the challenges facing Ghana.
According to him, his vision will be built on inclusivity, economic growth, and sustainable development.
“The country deserves a new dawn and a new direction and a new face that would be able to connect with the Ghanaian people and restore the confidence that the Ghanaians have in the constitution and that I represent.”
With his submission, the number of aspirants who have filed their nomination forms now stands at eight.
Already, the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, former Trades Minister Alan Kyerematen, former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko, Dr. Konadu Apraku, and former Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto have all filed their nominations.
The New Patriotic Party will elect a flagbearer ahead of the 2024 elections on November 4, 2023.
However, due to the numbers, the party will call a Special Congress on August 26, to prune it down to five.