NPP to hold regional elections on May 18,2019

NPP to hold regional elections on May 18,2019

- The New Patriotic Party will hold its regional elections on Saturday, May 18, 2019

- This became necessary as a result of the creation of the six new regions

- Those vying to be regional chairman will pay GHC1000 as fees, while the other positions attract GHC500 each

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to organise its regional elections on Saturday, May 18, 2019, has learnt.

The party’s general secretary, John Boadu, disclosed that it would hold an extraordinary regional delegates conference and special regional executive committee meetings to fill vacant regional executive positions.

He indicated that the decision became necessary because of the creation of the six new regions.

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NPP general secretary, John Boadu Source:
Source: UGC

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The latest regions to be created are the Oti region, Western North region, Bono East region, Ahafo region, Savanna region and North East region.

Outlining the guidelines and modalities, Boadu stated that nomination would open on Tuesday, April 23, and close on Friday, April 26, 2019, from the respective Regional Elections Committees.

Applicants wishing to contest in the Regional Executive Elections, Boadu said, shall pay a non-refundable nomination fee of GHC1, 000.00 for the Chairperson position and GHC500.00 for other positions.

Per an report, he added that vetting for the regional conferences would take place from April 29 to 30, and vetting report would be ready on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

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Disqualified aspirants, Boadu said, could petition the National Secretariat for redress by Friday, May 3, and final decision on such petitions would be communicated by Monday, May 6, 2019.

The positions to be contested for are; Regional Chairman, Regional Second Vice Chairman, Regional Secretary, Regional Organizer, Regional Youth Organizer and Regional Women Organizer.

He said all standing committees of the National Council and Ad-hoc Committees were duly formed and approved at the last National Council meeting which was held on March 12, would be inaugurated on May 24, 2019.

Boadu appealed to all stakeholders, especially the would-be candidates for the various positions in the extraordinary delegates’ conference and their supporters to respect the rules of engagement.

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