The Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Mrs. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has stated that she is grateful to those projecting her as running mate to the yet to be elected flag bearer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking to journalists at the NPP Headquarter in Accra, Madam Osei-Opare however added that her focus now is the party electing a candidate who can win the 2024 election. 

“Any name that comes up as a running mate disregards it, rather let’s lift him up first as flag bearer. I have not heard of any name for the running mate position.

“Wherever you’ve heard that I am the running mate, I thank them. But I’ve not heard that yet,” madam Osei-Opare stated.

She continued: “If you don’t have a flag bearer, you don’t have a running mate. My focus is to get a good flag bearer who will ‘break the 8’. The will of God will manifest.”

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will on November 4, 2023 elect a Presidential candidate to lead the party to the 2024 general election.

The primary is being held at all the constituencies across the country.

Contestants in the high stakes election include: Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Ken Agyapong, former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and former Member of Parliament for Mampong, Addai Francis Nimoh.

In all 204,144 delegates are expected to cast their votes which consist of polling station executives in 38,622 polling stations among others.

A total of 6,272 Electoral Areas Coordinators will also vote in the election, while 12 persons from each of the 27 branches external branches will also cast their ballot.

Source: Ghana/