The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will, on September 28, 2019, hold its election for parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the party has no sitting Members of Parliament (MPs).
Members elected in these areas, which are often referred to in political circles of the country as ‘orphan constituencies’, will represent the party in the 2020 parliamentary election.
However, parliamentary primaries in respect of constituencies where the party has sitting MPs have been deferred to a later date.
A statement signed by the General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu, said “These decisions were arrived at by the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in pursuant to Article 21 of the party’s constitution at its meeting held on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Alisa Hotel, Accra”.
The party further noted that its National Council which met after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the same venue, decided, pursuant to Article 13 of the party’s constitution, to hold presidential primaries sometime early next year.
The party, has in effect, tasked its National Steering Committee, to soon as possible come out with guidelines and modalities for the conduct of both the parliamentary and presidential primaries for the 2020 general election.
In attendance at the said meetings were the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice-President, Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, the party’s National Chairman, Freddie Blay, and members of the NEC.