Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, the Member of Parliament for South Dayi, has expressed his astonishment regarding the outcome of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) recent super delegates conference. Specifically, he was taken aback by the fact that Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku did not receive any votes.
This unexpected result has left Dafeamekpor, along with others, questioning the dynamics and future political landscape of the NPP.
“I’m so shocked that Hon. Dr. Konadu Apraku got zero. These were the people who told the great JJ Rawlings that he wasn’t fit to rule Ghana,” he tweeted.
In the NPP’s Super Delegates Conference, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, former Minister of Regional Cooperation and NEPAD, surprisingly didn’t receive any votes. He was aiming to be among the top five flagbearer aspirants for the November 4 Presidential Primaries.
However, despite the participation of about 961 delegates in the nationwide voting on August 26, he ended up with zero votes. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia emerged as the top choice, garnering over 60% of the valid votes.
All other candidates, except Dr Apraku, received at least one vote. Among those who didn’t advance to the next round are Kwadwo Nsafoah Poku, Joe Ghartey, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong and either Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko or Francis Addai-Nimoh, who tied for the 5th spot with nine votes each. As per the party’s regulations, these two will face off in a run-off on September 2.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana