The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NPP, at its meeting on September 12, 2019, considered, among other things, the Reports of the party’s National Parliamentary Vetting Committee (NPVC) and National Parliamentary Appeals Committee (NPAC) on the status of the various aspiring parliamentary candidates who filed nominations to contest in the party’s 2019 parliamentary primaries for ” orphan constituencies”.
After extensive deliberations on the status of the various “Disqualified Candidates”, the following were duly CLEARED by the National Executives Committee:
GREATER ACCRA REGION:
Betty Atsupe Gorleku
Hon Clement Wilkinson
Alexander Amanor Narh Gbeeko
Nathaniel Nii Naatey Atswele Nartey
Michael Nii Yarboi Annan
WESTERN NORTH REGION:
UPPER EAST REGION:
Alex Joseph Avoka Asuma
BUSIA SOUTH CONSTITUENCY
BAWKU CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY
Dr. Frank Yirenkye
However, in respect of the aspiring parliamentary candidates from the ASAWASE CONSTITUENCY and EJURA/SEKYEREDUMASE CONSTITUENCY, Manaf Ibrahim and Gifty Ndoma respectively, NEC took the position that the aspirants, both of whom were suspended by the Ashanti Regional Executive Committee (REC) for misconduct, should publicly apologize to the Ashanti regional executives and to the party for their suspension to be reconsidered.
The National Executives Committee also considered the proposed guidelines and modalities for the conduct of the party’s parliamentary primaries in constituencies where the NPP has a sitting member of parliament and tentatively set January 12, 2020, as the date for the conduct of the primaries pending ratification by the party’s National Council.
The approved Nomination Fee for aspiring parliamentary candidates stands at GHc 2,000 whereas the Filing Fee is GHc 20,000. In line with the party’s convention, non-MPs wishing to contest in the primaries shall be required to pay a Development Levy of GHc 30,000.
However, Person’s With Disabilities (PWDS), Women and the Youth shall enjoy a rebate of 50% on the Filing Fee and the Development Levy. Such persons will, therefore, be required to pay Ghc 25,000 to successfully file their nominations. Further details of the guidelines and modalities will soon be made public.
The National Council of the party, which is expected to meet within next week, will also approve the guidelines and modalities for the conduct of the party’s presidential primaries for the 2020 General Elections.