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Outcomes Of NPP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting Ahead of The Party’s Parliamentary Primaries

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:
ADA CONSTITUENCY
Betty Atsupe Gorleku

AMASSAMAN CONSTITUENCY
Hon Clement Wilkinson

ASHIAMAN CONSTITUENCY
Alexander Amanor Narh Gbeeko

ODODODIODIOO CONSTITUENCY
Nathaniel Nii Naatey Atswele Nartey
Michael Nii Yarboi Annan

WESTERN NORTH REGION:
JUABOSO CONSTITUENCY
Solomon Donkor

UPPER EAST REGION:
BINDURI CONSTITUENCY
Alex Joseph Avoka Asuma

BUSIA SOUTH CONSTITUENCY
Daniel Gariba

BAWKU CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY
Abubakar Wuni

OTI REGION:
BIAKOYE 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.

Signed by,
John Boadu
General Secretary