NPP parliamentary primary slated for Sept 28

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will hold its parliamentary primary to elect or endorse parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general election across the country on September 28, 2019.

However, it said the primaries will take place in constituencies where the party does not have sitting Members of Parliament (MP), such areas are termed ‘Orphan Constituencies’ by the party.

A statement by the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu, on July 1, explained that “the parliamentary primary in respect of constituencies where the party has sitting MPs has been deferred to a later date.

“The decisions were arrived at by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) pursuant to Article 12 of the party’s constitution, at its meeting held Monday, July 1, 2019, in Accra,” it added.

According to the statement, the party’s National Council also met after the NEC meeting and decided, “Pursuant to Article 13 of the party constitution, to hold presidential primary early next year.”

It said the party’s National Steering Committee had been tasked to as soon as possible, come out with guidelines and modalities for the conduct of both the parliamentary and presidential primaries for the 2020 elections.

President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia were among the leadership of the party who attended the meetings. –

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