NPP to change conference venue from Koforidua to Accra?

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Credible information available to Prime News Ghana indicates that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is considering changing the venue of its National Delegates Conference from Koforidua to Accra.

Prime News Ghana’s source indicates that the reason for the change in venue is as result of the inability of the party to secure enough accommodation for the numerous delegates and supporters who would be trooping the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua.

The source said the party hierarchy, moments after the decision to hold the Conference in Koforidua, has been working tirelessly to look for both hotel and residential accommodation for delegates and supporters, but has not been able to secure enough for them.

The party is therefore considering moving the conference to the national capital, Accra, which is also the capital for Greater Accra Region.

At the time of publishing this story on Friday, June 22, 2018, some party executives, led by the incumbent National Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku, were in Koforidua to press on their quest to secure both hotel and residential accommodation for the teaming delegates.

Prime News Ghana’s source said if their efforts to secure the enough accommodation fails, the party will have no option than to hold the National Delegates Conference in Accra.

Background

The governing New Patriotic Party [NPP] on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, announced that, it will hold its National Delegates Congress in Koforidua in the Eastern Region from June, 15 to 17 2018.

The congress will elect national officers who will run the affairs of the party for the next four years.

The congress was rescheduled from July 6 to 8, since the earlier date coincided with this year’s Eid ul-Fitr celebrations which fall on June 15, 2018.

A circular by the party on Thursday, May 10, 2018, stated that the Delegates Conference has been postponed to 7th July, due to the Eid-Adhal festivities.

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