The governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) will have its long outstanding parliamentary primaries for the 168 constituencies where it has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) on June 20, 2020.
The primaries have been outstanding since April 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The decision to go to the polls was affected by the implementation of the lockdown and subsequent restrictions on public gatherings.
The party has already selected parliamentary candidates for constituencies where it does not hold seats.
The June 20 primaries will, therefore, enable the party select the last batch of parliamentary candidates for the December 7, 2020 elections.
The primaries are expected to be held at the electoral areas and not the previous format whereby all the delegates met to vote at one place.
A statement from the Party’s General Secretary, John Boadu said the party had decided to conduct the remaining elections on June 20.
The statement also confirmed that President Akufo-Addo has been accepted as the flagbearer of the party for the 2020 presidential election.
Below is a copy of Mr John Boadu’s statement
NPP SETTLES ON JUNE 20 TO HOLD PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES
The NPP has scheduled June 20, 2020, to hold its Parliamentary Primaries in the 168 Constituencies where the Party has sitting MPs to elect its Parliamentary Candidates for the 2020 General Elections.
The Party has also resolved to acclaim the sole candidate who had filed his nomination to contest in the Presidential Primaries, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the Party’s 2020 Presidential Candidate.
These critical decisions were taken by the party at a National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meetings jointly held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The date for the acclamation of the Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate will soon be communicated to the general public. Equally, the Party will soon issue guidelines for the conduct of the Parliamentary Primaries.
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