There are recent calls throughout the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for an early congress to elect the flagbearer of the party forward of the 2024 election.

The party is but to announce modalities for the election of the individual to lead the NPP into the subsequent election.

Several names of bigwigs within the party like Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Trades Minister, Alan Kyeremanten and others have come up as individuals who may contest the flagbearership position.

But talking to PleasureNews, MP for the Subin Constituency, Eugene Boakye Antwi noted that electing the flagbearer early affords the party and the person enough time to prepare for what will be an important election in 2024.

“Going by experience, my view is that let us hold the super delegates as early as say next spring, March thereabouts, give them four or five months to campaign around the country. By August when Parliament is on recess like this, we vote for both Parliamentary and Presidential, get it off the way.

“The most important thing is that we must look at the party. Akufo-Addo will not be a candidate in 2024 so whoever the candidate will be at that time is the one we should be aiming at selecting, partnering the President in terms of all these Regional tours the President is doing,” he said.

The Legislator recounted how late the party elected its Flagbearer prior to the 2008 elections which he said affected the end result of the election outcomes.

For this motive, Eugene Boakye Antwi believes the party should not delay in electing its flagbearer for the 2024 elections.

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