NPP Elections: Over 7,000 delegates to elect new officers on July 7

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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Over 7, 000 delegates of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are expected to converge at the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, to elect the party's national officers. The National Delegates Conference which has been scheduled from Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8, 2018, will take place at the Koforidua Technical University, formerly Koforidua Polytechnic.

About nine positions are up for grabs and at the close of nominations, 41 NPP stalwarts had picked forms to contest for the various positions.

The positions are chairman, 1st, 2nd and 3rd vice-chairpersons, organizer, secretary, women’s organizer, youth organizer, treasurer and Nasara Coordinator. 

The upcoming conference is under the theme: “Building a Stronger Party, Delivering Prosperity to Ghanaians”.

According to the Acting Gen Secretary, John Boadu, "the choice of this theme is based on the fact that, the party indeed recognizes the need to build and strengthen its structures to become more formidable in order to sustain power so that it can continue to deliver prosperity to the Ghanaian people".

He said "the NPP undoubtedly remains the only party in Ghana that has been at the forefront of almost every progressive development in Ghana and for that matter in the delivery of prosperity to the good people of this country".

Speaking in a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, John Boadu outlined how the NPP elections will be carried out in relation to polling centres demarcation.

He said, the National Elections Committee working in conjunction with the Electoral Commission (EC) has set up 12 polling stations for the elections and more than 7, 000 delegates are expected to vote on July 7, 2018.

Below is the breakdown of the 12 polling stations

Station 1:
Central Regional and Constituency executives (408 delegates), Founding members (36 delegates), Council of Elders (15 delegates) and Council of Patrons (15 delegates)

Station 2:
Ashanti Regional and Constituency executives (816 delegates)

Station 3:
Brong Ahafo Regional and Constituency executives (510 delegates), External Branch executives (252 delegates)

Station 4:
Eastern Regional and Constituency executives (578 delegates), Tescon (189 delegates)

Station 5:
Greater Accra Regional and Constituency executives (578 delegates)

Station 6:
Northern Regional and Constituency executives (544 delegates)

Station 7:
Upper East Regional and Constituency executives (272 delegates), Upper West Regional and Constituency executives (204 delegates) and all MMDCES (216 delegates),

Station 8:
Volta Regional and Constituency executives (459 delegates), all MPs (169 delegates)

Station 9:
Western Regional and Constituency executives (459 delegates), all non-MP Ministers and Deputy Ministers (39 delegates)

Station 10:
Youth Wing (855 delegates)

Station 11:
Women’s Wing (890 delegates)

Station 12:
Nasara (804 delegates)

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