NPP opens nominations for parliamentary primaries March 30; elections on May 24

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set Sunday, May 24 2015, to elect parliamentary candidates for the 2016 elections.

In a statement issued on Monday, March 23 and signed by General Secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, nominations for the elections will open on Monday, March 30 and close on Friday, April 10.

Filing fees was pegged at GH¢10,000 for Members of Parliament and aspirants in constituencies held by other parties. However, aspirants challenging MPs will pay GH¢20,000 more as “development fee”.

Among the decisions taken at the National Executive Meeting is that the current 16 female MPs should only be contested by females, who will be given 50 per cent rebate on the filing fees.

Young aspirants as well as those with disabilities will also get a 50 per cent rebate.

“Similarly the following coastal constituencies in the Greater Accra Region should be contested by Ga indigenes except in exceptional circumstances: Ngleshie Amanfrom, Ablekuma South, Odododiodio, Korle Klottey, La Dade Kotopon, Ledzokuku, Krowor, Tema East, Tema West, Kpone Katamanso, Amasaman and Obom Domeabra.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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