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NPP Delegates Conference: Claim that party hopeful, Justin Kodua Frimpong, won NPP-USA internal polls false

Claim: NPP General Secretary hopeful, Justin Koduah Frimpong, has defeated incumbent John Boadu in NPP-USA internal polls, according to an online news portal, mynewsgh.com

DUBAWA has sighted the official results from the party’s USA branch office and has found the claim to be untrue.

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The National Patriotic Party has scheduled to elect new executive officers at its National Delegates Conference scheduled for July 16 and 17, 2022.

46 candidates are contesting to hold ten different positions.

Hours ahead of the start of the polls, DUBAWA sighted a news publication on www.mynewsgh.com, headlined, “NPP Elections: Justin Koduah wins massively in USA polls

According to the publication, Justin Koduah Frimpong, who is running for the party’s General Secretary defeated the incumbent, John Boadu.

“In the keenly contested polls, Justin Koduah garnered 70 of the votes cast on the day while his strongest opposition John Boadu garnered 44 votes,” mynewsgh.com reported.

The publication included this image.

A screenshot of the publication on www.mynewsgh.com


In investigating this claim, DUBAWA visited the website of the USA office New Patriotic Party and noticed that it had made a publication headlined “NPP-USA Selects Candidates to Vote for in National Executive Elections

In that publication, which provided the official results from its internal polls, it was indicated that John Boadu was the candidate in the General Secretary race that had secured the votes of the NPP-USA delegates.

According to the official results, John Boadu, in their internal election, had garnered 70 votes (53%) whereas his four contenders, including Justin Kodua Frimpong, shared 62 votes. 

In the statement announcing the results, the NPP-USA branch explained that the internal poll, which is backed by convention, was to “determine who gets the delegates’ votes.”

Source: NPP-USA Branch

DUBAWA contacted the Director of Elections and Research at the NPP-USA branch, Bright Gyimah who confirmed to us that the publication on the party’s website was accurate.

“Let me state emphatically that NPP-USA does not take sides in internal party elections. As part of the 2022 National Delegates Conference of NPP slated for Saturday, July 16th, 2022, in Accra and its elections to elect national executives to lead the party in the next four years, NPP‐ USA Branch, by convention, conducted its internal poll to determine who get their delegate votes…let me reiterate unequivocally that NPP‐USA does not take sides in internal party elections. However, members in good standing are given the opportunity to vote to select which executives they prefer to lead the party,” he said via email.

Bright Gyimah further shared the results from its internal elections with us which we found to be the same as what had been published on the NPP-USA website.

Screenshot of email correspondence with Bright Gyimah, NPP-USA Director of Elections. 

Evidently, the claim that General Secretary hopeful, Justin Kodua, has won in NPP-USA internal polls is false.


According to the official results as available on the website of the NPP-USA branch, Justin Kodua Frimpong did not win in the internal poll, contrary to the publication by www.mynewsgh.com

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