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NPP to elect flagbearer, parliamentary candidates on April 25, 2020

By Mutala Yakubu
President Akufo-Addo likely to be retained as the NPP flagbearer
President Akufo-Addo likely to be retained as the NPP flagbearer

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has fixed its Presidential and Parliamentary primaries for April 25, 2020.

The party will also hold primaries for constituencies with NPP MPs that year a statement from the party announced Monday.

The NPP has 169 sitting Members of Parliament out of the total 275 seats in Parliament.

The party has already elected more than 95 Parliamentary candidates who would be contesting on its ticket in orphan constituencies [areas the party does not have sitting MPs].

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A statement by the party’s general secretary John Boadu urged prospective candidates to be cautious during their campaigns next year.

“The NPP has settled on April 25, 2020, as the date to hold parliamentary primaries in all the 169 constituencies where the party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 General Elections. The party will equally hold its 2020 Presidential Primaries on the same date (i.e. April 25, 2020).

“Ahead of these primaries, the party is cautioning prospective aspirants to DESIST from all forms of campaign activity until nominations are duly opened else they risk being disqualified for flouting party directives.

“These decisions were taken by the party at a joint National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2019, at the Alisa Hotel. The National Executive Committee of the party will, at the appropriate time, come out with detailed guidelines and modalities for the conduct of these primaries”.

The statement said the decisions were taken at a national council meeting today Monday October 21.

Nomination fees for the aspiring MPs have been pegged at GH¢2000 and GH¢20,000 for filing fees whilst that of the presidential aspirants has been pegged at GH¢20,000 as nomination fee and GH¢200,000 as the filing fee.

Below are details of the statement

 NPP SETS APRIL 25, 2020 TO HOLD PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES AS WELL AS PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES IN CONSTITUENCIES WITH NPP MPs; CAUTIONS PROSPECTIVE ASPIRANTS T0 DESIST FROM ALL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES

The NPP has settled on April 25, 2020, as date to hold parliamentary primaries in all the 169 constituencies where the party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 General Elections. The party will equally hold its 2020 Presidential Primaries on the same date (i.e. April 25, 2020).

Ahead of these primaries, the party is cautioning prospective aspirants to DESIST from all forms of campaign activity until nominations are duly opened else they risk being disqualified for flouting party directives.

These decisions were taken by the party at a joint National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Alisa Hotel. The National Executive Committee of the party will, at the appropriate time, come out with detailed guidelines and modalities for the conduct these primaries.

The party will also hold parliamentary primaries in the remaining ‘orphan constituencies’ that were excluded from the party’s nationwide primaries held on September 28, 2019 due to some outstanding matters which have now been resolved. The primaries for these outstanding constituencies will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Thank you

Signed

John Boadu
General Secretary

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