No Need For NPP Presidential Primary — Former Aspirant

IsaacA former flagbearer hopeful of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Isaac Osei Anim, has proposed that the aspirant who receives the highest endorsement in the upcoming special delegates’ conference  be given the nod by the other candidates to automatically lead the party in the 2016 general elections.

He asserted that this would save the party a lot of time and resources.

He said logistics and money which would have been spent on holding another congress in October after the pruning of the list to five could instead be channeled into party’s 2016 electioneering campaign.

The party has slated August 31, for their special delegates to prune the number of aspirants vying for the party’s flagbearer-ship slot.

There are seven aspirants contesting in the race, but the party’s constitution can only permit five.

Mr. Osei, who is also the Member of Parliament for Subin explained that the overwhelming support that a candidate would get in the special delegates’ conference should send a signal to the other candidates as to who would win the main flagbearer primaries.

He therefore urged other aspirants to rally round the winner with the highest votes in the up-coming August 31special delegates’ conference.

“It should be possible for the aspirants to wholeheartedly support the aspirant who receives the highest endorsement in the upcoming special delegates’ conference and go to their various constituencies to campaign for him to ensure victory for the party in 2016”, he stressed, adding that, “however, in the event that  the four candidates who follow the aspirant with the highest endorsement are not willing to back down, per the constitution, they are at liberty to give it another shot in October.”

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