Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, former Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, and energy expert Kwadwo Nsafoah Poku are preparing to undergo vetting by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vetting Committee, as the party gears up for the 2024 flagbearer election.
After the closure of nominations on Saturday, June 24, the vetting process is scheduled to commence today, Monday, July 3.
The three mentioned aspirants are scheduled to appear before the committee on the first day of vetting.
On Tuesday, former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko, former General Secretary of the party Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, and Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong will have their turn before the committee.
Former Offinso South MP Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, former Agric Minister Dr Owusu Afriyei Akoto, and Essikado-Ketan MP Joe Ghartey are scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, while former Mampong MP Francis Addai-Nimoh is set for Thursday, July 6.
According to the NPP timetable, the results of the vetting will be published on Friday, July 21, and balloting will take place on Monday, July 24.
If more than five candidates qualify after facing the Prof Mike Oquaye-led committee, a National Congress by a Special Electoral College will be held on Saturday, August 26, to reduce the number to five.
The party plans to elect its flagbearer on Saturday, November 4.