President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has retained his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as his running mate for the Presidential elections in December.

The announcement which was greeted with unanimous cheers was also approved by the National Council and the National Executive Committee (NEC), making him the official running mate for Akufo-Addo.

Mr Farouk Aliu Mahama, son of late former Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has won the NPP’s parliamentary primaries in Yendi.

The elections were held on Saturday, 20 June 2020.

He was declared the winner of the polls after garnering 244 of the valid votes cast.

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has selected the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Alhassan Tampuli, as its parliamentary candidate for Gushegu for the 2020 polls.

The party in a statement on Thursday, June 18, 2020 said the decision was taken “after extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders”.

NPP in the statement also explained that the decision is also “in line with Article 12 of the NPP Constitution”.

Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed says the security apparatus in the region will deal ruthlessly with anyone caught fomenting trouble in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Mr. Saeed who was speaking to the media said the chiefs, as well as the people in the region, are tired of conflicts, hence they have resolved to deal with anyone who comes into the area to invite the youth to engage in violence.

Some angry youth in the Wulensi constituency believed to be supporters of Haruna Abdulai, a failed aspirant in the just ended parliamentary primary have vandalised the party office amidst burning of lorry tires and chanting of war songs.

Information available to indicates the youth are protesting results of Saturday’s NPP parliamentary primaries in the area, citing irregularities as the basis.

A mobile phone video of the incident showed the youth disputing the results of the primary in which the incumbent Member of Parliament, Thomas Donkor Ogajah secured 212 votes to beat his lone contender, Alhaji Haruna Abdulai who polled 210 votes.

Two political giants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Navrongo Central Constituency in the Upper East Region are lacing their boots for a showdown in what promises to be one of the keenest contests in the forthcoming NPP parliamentary primaries.

Barring any hitches, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, the current Upper East Regional Minister, Ms Tangoba Abayage, and the Minister of Aviation and the sitting Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, will slug it out at the local primary.

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has put on hold its planned parliamentary primaries in the Kwadaso, Gushegu, and Dormaa Central constituencies.

The parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, however, the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu at a press conference on Monday said the three constituencies have been excluded from the exercise due to some disagreements that need to be resolved first.

According to Mr. Boadu, the party wants to ensure that the candidate that will be elected will be supported by everyone.

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