“Let me state here and now, for the record,that President Akufo-Addo will not respond to presidential aspirants.He  will respond to Presidential candidates that have been duly elected by their parties.” Mr Akufo-Addo  said on Saturday at the University of Development, Tamale..

Twelve aspirants are vying for the slot as Flagbearer of the main opposition, including former president John Mahama but the latter has been very vocal in his campaign trails against the ruling government.