May 22, 2024

NPP Flagbearer hopeful, Kwadwo Poku has Promised to fight corruption to the core should he become the President of Ghana.

In a social media post, the astute politician wrote “I promise the people of Ghana zero tolerance for greed and corruption. A reform of the judiciary and the court process so that no criminal trial will last more than 18 months.”

The New Patriotic Party will on Saturday, November 4, 2023, hold its National Congress where delegates of the party will vote on their presidential candidate for the 2024 presidential election as they seek to “break the 8”.

Kwadwo Poku who is among the contenders believes corruption is a major threat to Ghana’s development and says “you can’t be serious about corruption when court cases can last for over 5 year”.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has witnessed such growing interest in its upcoming Presidential race for the 2024 general election.

As per the party’s constitution, Article 13 (9) of the party’s constitution, a Super Congress comprising a Special Electoral College will meet to trim down the list to five candidates and those will be presented for the Presidential Primaries on November 24, 2023.

The Electoral College will comprise the National Council, National Executive Committee, Regional Executive Committees, National Council of Elders, Members of Parliament from the NPP, representatives from special party organs, past national officers, representatives from external branches, founding members who registered the party, and party card-bearing Ministers.

The forms have been picked up by prominent figures including Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Minister for Energy Boakye Agyarko, former General Secretary of the NPP Kwabena Agyapong, Francis Addai-Nimo, Kofi Konadu Apraku, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, and Kwadwo Poku.

There are also former Minister for Trade and Industries Alan Kyeremanteng, Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, and Joe Ghartey have all picked the presidential forms.

The NPP opened nominations on 26 May and the window for filing is expected to close on Saturday 24 June. All aspirants who picked up forms paid a non-refundable nomination fee of GHC50,000.

Source: Blankson