NPP Opens Nomination For Presidential Primary Election: Dr Bawumia, Alan And Ken Agyapong To Pick Forms
- NPP has announced Friday, May 26, 2023, as the date for the opening presidential primary election nomination
- The party also announced in a statement that aspiring presidential candidates may obtain the Nomination Forms after payment of GH¢50, 000
- The NPP said it is determined to hold a free, fair, transparent and peaceful presidential primary election
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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has opened nominations for the presidential primary election, setting the stage for the party's 2024 flagbearer race to start.
The decision to open the nomination on Friday, April 26, 2023, was taken at a meeting of NPP's National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council held on Monday, April 3, 2023.
The opening of nomination for the presidential primary will span for about one month and be closed on June 24, 2023.
NPP releases timetable for internal party activities
Below is the timetable for the party's primaries as released on Thursday, May 25, 2023:
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- Opening of Nominations- Friday, May 26, 2023
- Closing of Nominations — Saturday, June 24, 2023
- Special Electoral College Elections (if any) — Saturday, August 26, 2023
- National Congress- Saturday, November 4, 2023.
"Nomination forms shall be obtained from the Office of the General Secretary at the Party Headquarters, Asylum Down, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)," the party said in a statement.
NPP announces GH¢50, 000 as cost of presidential nomination forms
According to the party, aspiring presidential candidates can obtain the Nomination Forms after payment of a non-refundable nomination fee of GH¢50, 000 through a Bankers Draft issued to the New Patriotic Party National Headquarters, Accra.
"The Party is determined to hold a free, fair, transparent and peaceful presidential primary election, and urges all stakeholders to help make this a reality," the party said.
NPP MPs intensify calls for Ofori-Atta to be sacked
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that lawmakers affiliated with the governing NPP have resurrected their call for finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta to be sacked.
Some 80 MPs want President Akufo-Addo to sack Ofori-Atta now that the IMF deal has been secured because that is what he promised last year.
Ghana received the first disbursement under the IMF deal last Friday after swift negotiations with the Fund.
Jefferson Sackey gives soft loans to Ablekuma Central women ahead of NPP primaries
Also, NPP parliamentary aspirant for the Ablekuma Central constituency Jefferson Sackey has launched a project to support businesswomen in the area.
The deputy communications director at the Presidency has set aside GH¢100,000 to help female NPP Polling Station Executives who are into petty trading and small-scale businesses.
The project is dubbed "The Jefferson Care Women Empowerment Fund or Obaatanpa Dwedie Futuo".
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