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All Set For NPP Elections …Constituency, Chapter & Branch To Go First

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has opened nominations for its Constituency, chapter and Branch elections which will see the election of officials to fill leadership positions in these areas.

The Acting General Secretary, John Boadu who outlined the modalities for the upcoming exercise, as approved by the National Steering Committee said the elections will take off from February 21 to 24, 2018. This follows the completion of the NPP’s electoral area and polling station elections which ended recently.
Speaking at a Press conference in Accra yesterday, John Boadu indicated that “Having spelt out these Rules and Regulations on behalf of the party, I now have the singular honour and privilege to declare nominations for the various constituency executive positions duly open.”

He revealed that the Constituency primaries is scheduled for February 21 to 24, 2018 and as stipulated in Article 7 (26) of the party’s Constitution, the Constituency Annual Delegates Conference shall have in attendance, Members of the Constituency Executive Committee

All electoral Area Coordinators, All the five (5) polling station Executives in the respective constituency, Five (5) members of the council of elders, Five (5) constituency patrons of the party and any founding member from the constituency who is a signatory to the registration document of the party at the electoral commission.

He also spelt out the rules for the conduct of the elections and stated that “There shall be constituted, a Constituency Elections Committee (CEC) which shall conduct the constituency Officer’s elections at the scheduled dates (21st – 24th February, 2018) and at a venue as the CEC may determine.”

John Boadu also stated that Applicants who wish to contest in the Constituency executive elections shall pay to the chairperson of the Constituency Elections Committee, a non-refundable nomination fee of two hundred Ghana Cedis (GHC 200.00) for the chairperson position and one hundred Ghana Cedis (GHC 100.00) for other positions.

He said “Only prospective aspirants are entitled to purchase Application Forms from the Constituency Elections Committee. No prospective aspirant shall not be denied access to procure Application Form.


If for any reason, an applicant is unable to procure an Application Form from the CEC, he/she may petition the Regional Chairman or General Secretary, for an endorsed Application Form at the Regional or National Secretariat respectively.”

According to him vetting results shall be released not later than three days to the elections date, adding that “An aspirant for any of the Constituency executive elections shall be nominated by one (1) registered member and seconded by five (5) registered members of the party who are known, active and reside in that constituency, all of whom shall be members in good standing.”

In all, ten positions are opened for contest in the Constituency elections including the Constituency Chairperson, Constituency 1st Vice, Chairperson, Constituency 2nd Vice Chairperson, Constituency Secretary, Constituency Assistant Secretary, Constituency Treasurer, Constituency Organizer, Constituency Women Organizer, Constituency Youth Organizer and Constituency Nasara Coordinator.

John Boadu also spelt out modalities for the conduct of the Chapter and Branch elections and averred that the steering committee of the party has directed each of the 10 regional executive committees of the party to, with immediate effect, organize an expanded regional executive committee meeting comprising all the constituency executives in the respective regions.

The meeting, which would be held under the supervision of at least one national officer, shall set the stage for the constituency delegates’ conference, where, inter alia, the Constituency Election Committee (CEC) shall be inaugurated.

He however made a passionate appeal to all stakeholders especially the would-be candidates for the various positions in the upcoming primaries and their supporters to respect the rules of engagement and conduct this exercise with the necessary maturity so that we would have incidence-free primaries.

“We wish all the aspiring candidates the best of luck in the elections. Let us remain united and committed to the call of our party and government at all times so that we can continue to deliver the needed prosperity to the Ghanaian people. Once again, let it be said that the NPP came out of the 2018 primaries as a much stronger party.” He said.

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