Francis Addai-Nimoh, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer candidate, has stated that he will not withdraw from the race to allow Boakye Agyarko to run as the party’s fifth candidate.
Following the NPP’s Saturday, August 26 super delegates conference, Addai-Nimoh, and Mr. Boakye Agyarko received 9 votes each, necessitating a run-off between the two of them to determine who finishes fifth.
Dr. Bawumia, the vice president, received 629 votes, or 68.15% of the total. Kennedy Agyapong and Alan Kyerematen received 132 and 95 votes, respectively, for 14.3% and 10.29% of the total.
On Monday, August 28, Mr. Addai-Nimoh declared on the Ghana Tonight Show on TV3, “They [delegates] are human beings and so fear human beings.”
In response to the question of whether he would resign in favor of Boakye Agyarko, he said, “No way. The rules are there, and we are following the rules. The rules stated that a run-off would be held if there was a tie.
He added that he felt somewhat deceived that he did not receive enough votes to be chosen as one of the five candidates for the November 4 internal elections that were chosen by the super delegates conference.
“You can say betrayal if you were hoping for a certain number of votes and you didn’t get them.”