The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has warned that it is ready to crack the whip on parliamentary and presidential aspirants found campaigning before the party officially opens its campaign season.
It said the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party has not yet opened the campaign season and has called on aspirants who wants to vie for positions within the party should desist to avoid sanctions.
“The NPP is cautioning all presidential and parliamentary aspirants to desist from campaigning for positions within the party to distract the government’s attention from strategising to break the 8-year party political power since a firm date is yet to be announced for campaigning and must abide by the decision of NEC,” the NPP said.
John Boadu, the General Secretary of the NPP, speaking at the Western Regional NPP annual delegates’ conference at Tarkwa, admonished aspirants and their supporters to stop campaigning to avoid the intended sanctions.
“The likely sanctions can be the prevention of the aspirant from contesting, suspension from the party, membership can be withdrawn and so far, the people have respected the code of conduct of the party and we will still remind them the ban is still in place and they should wait and not start testing waters too early.
“The National Executive Council at the appropriate time will open nominations for people who want to contest both the parliamentary and presidential positions to offer themselves to the people,” Mr Boadu stressed.
Kwabena Mensah,the Western Regional Minister, in his address to the delegates, said the NPP was working for the region and challenged the members, supporters, faithful, well-wishers and sympathisersof the party to continue to work harder for the party to make history by breaking the eight years of political party rule in the country. –citinewsroom.com