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NPP SETS SEPTEMBER 28 FOR “ORPHAN CONSTITUENCY” PRIMARIES

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The New Patriotic Party is expected to hold parliamentary primaries on September 28 to either select or elect parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general election in constituencies where the party does not have a sitting MP.

The New Patriotic Party is expected to hold parliamentary primaries on September 28 to either select or elect parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general election in constituencies where the party does not have a sitting MP.

 

However, primaries for constituencies where the party has a sitting MP have been deferred to a later date.

NEC decides

These decisions were arrived at by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), pursuant to Article 12 of the NPP’s constitution, at a meeting held yesterday at the Alisa Hotel in Ridge, Accra.

The National Council, which also met after the NEC confab at the same venue, decided to hold presidential primaries some time early next year, in line with Article 13 of the party’s constitution.

The meetings were attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, the NPP national chairman, Freddie Blay, and members of the NEC and National Council.

Respect the culture

Members tasked the National Steering Committee also to come out with guidelines and modalities for conduct of both the parliamentary and presidential primaries towards the 2020 general election.

A statement later issued by the general secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, wished all prospective aspirants the best of luck.

The statement expressed the hope that all members and interest groups will co-operate “to make these primaries successful in order to maintain” the NPP’s “enviable stature as the party with the finest internal democratic culture in the country and on the continent of Africa”.