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NPP elects executives for new regions May 4

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled May 4, 2019, to elect executives for the newly created regions in the country.

“The NPP shall, pursuant to Article 18 of the party’s constitution and notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, hold an extraordinary regional annual delegates conference on May 4, 2019, to elect officers to occupy vacant regional executive positions, occasioned by the recent regional reorganisation.”

This was contained in a statement signed and issued by John Boadu, General Secretary of the NPP and was decided at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on March 12, 2019, which was also endorsed by the party’s National Council.

Earlier, the party directed its current regional executives to oversee the six newly created regions until substantive executives are elected to fill such positions for North East, Ahafo, Bono East, Western North, Oti and Savannah.

The statement said “the NPP in pursuant of Article 18 of the party’s constitution and notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, hold an extraordinary regional annual delegates conference on May 4, 2019, to elect officers to occupy vacant regional executive positions, occasioned by the recent regional reorganisation”.

It said NEC had, as part of the regulations governing the impending conference, directed all persons serving as regional executives (appointed/elected) in regions that have been split, have the option of choosing where they want to be and would maintain their current positions.

“If any regional officer is desirous of contesting for a different position, then he/she should vacate his/her current position, to be eligible to contest for the new position consequently, the position he/she was occupying would be declared vacant for fresh nominations to be filed,” it said.

The statement said the National Council approved the composition of standing and ad hoc committees of the council comprising Finance, Constitutional and Legal, Vetting, Organisational, Research, National Disciplinary, Dispute Resolution, Information Communication Technology, Welfare, Elections, Events and Communications Committees, and approved additional names to the party’s National Council of Elders which would soon be inaugurated.

On the impending extraordinary regional delegates conference, it said the party would soon come out with guidelines and modalities for the conduct of the conference in all the affected regions and is expecting all stakeholders would be guided by the directives.

The meeting had in attendance President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei-Pare; the party’s National Chairman, Freddie Blay and other NEC members. -citinewsroom.com

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