Per the provisional results released, it appears Hon. Asamoah Boateng and Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku would heading out of the New Patriotic Party (NPP's) flagbearer contest.
Their ambition of nursing a presidential dream appears shortlived after delegates cast their votes to nominate five out the seven candidates vying for the position.
Although the contest became a two horse race as predicted, Nana Akufo Addo put up an exceptional performance as the gap between him and Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen could be linked to the distance between the skies and earth.
There was a tie between Hon. Joe Ghartey and Hon. Addai Nimoh. Osei Ameyaw came in as the fourth choice of the delegates.
Provisionally, out of 787 Delegates, only 741 Delegates voted.
Nana Akufo-Addo polled 598 votes, representing 80.78%, with his closest contender Alan Kyerematen obtaining a paltry tally of 59 votes representing 7.98 per cent.
Addai Nimoh and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Ghartey both obtained 22 votes each which is 2.98% of total votes cast, while Osei Ameyaw managed 16 votes (2.17%) to pick up the last ticket to the October 18 national delegates’ conference.
Former Information Minister Stephen Asamoah Boateng (13 votes) and former Trade Minister Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku (10 votes) have dropped out of the race with 1.76% and 1.35% respectively.
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