NPP parliamentary primaries slated for June 20

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has settled on Saturday, June 20 as date on which to elect 168 parliamentary candidates for the December 7 parliamentary elections.

The party had scheduled Saturday, April 25 to hold the primaries in constituencies where it has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) but had called it off as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 and the ban on political gathering and rallies.

National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meetings held on Wednesday, June 3 in Accra settled on the new date for the parliamentary primaries.

Guidelines for the primaries are expected to be issued soon, a statement signed by General Secretary John Boadu said.

The party has already elected candidates in what they call orphan constituencies. That was done on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Meanwhile, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has become the sole candidate to file nomination to contest the party’s presidential primaries.

As a result, the party has resolved to acclaim him as its candidate for the December 7 presidential elections.

“The date for the acclamation of the Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate will soon be communicated to the general public,” the statement said.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana