NPP parliamentary primaries: Nominations open on Wednesday

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will, on Wednesday, December 20, open nominations for individuals seeking to represent the party in constituencies with sitting Members of Parliament.

The party has scheduled January 27, 2024, as the date for parliamentary primaries in constituencies with sitting MPs.

Speaking to Citi News, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Prof. Haruna Mohammed, said all is set for the picking of forms on Wednesday.

“The party has taken the necessary steps to develop the timelines and also to come up with forms for filing, and forms are ready and will be dispatched to all the affected constituencies for sitting members of parliament on December 20 for prospective candidates to pick them. Various election committees are known, and all the directives in the forms are well spelled out. Within this week too, we will be giving the soft copy of the album to the elections committee and all constituencies to relate it to anybody that is going to file for nomination for the parliamentary primaries of our party. The vetting committees being put together will also be announced shortly after the forms have been submitted on December 25.”

Prof. Mohammed further said the party’s ban on all campaign activities for the budget to be approved still stands, as parliament is still considering the budget appropriations for the various sectors.

“The instruction is that campaigns will start immediately after nominations are opened for people to pick nominations, so the statement still holds that campaigns in those constituencies are withheld and stopped so that this will give room for government business to go on and also give fairgrounds for everybody to participate.”

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