In seats where the party currently has members of parliament, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will accept nominations for prospective members of parliament starting today.
Although the nomination period is scheduled to end on December 25, 2023, the party has scheduled the last round of its internal election to choose its parliamentary candidates on January 27, 2024.
Alois Mohl, Roni Nicol, Hayford Siaw, Michael Oquaye Jr., and Bice Osei Kuffuor, also known as Obour, are among the candidates who are already prepared to run for office and represent the party in the districts of Dome-Kwabenya, Ablekuma West, Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Nandom, and Asante Akyem South, respectively.
The other candidates are Raphael Agyapong for Bantama, Commissioner of Police (retd) Alex Mensah for Bekwai, and Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, who plans to challenge the current Kennedy Nyarko Osei.
The Fomena constituency, where the incumbent, Andrew Asiamah Amoako, won the seat as an independent candidate after leaving the NPP, will also be of interest.
Nonetheless, he serves as the NPP’s negotiating chip and is the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
How many current Members of Parliament will run for reelection is unknown.
History shows that some sitting Members of Parliament have declared they will not run for reelection but rather return.
No candidate shall be denied access to nomination papers, according to a statement dated December 11, 2023, and signed by Justin Frimpong Kodua, the NPP’s general secretary.