The NPP has indefinitely suspended its parliamentary primaries to elect parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the party has sitting MPs.
The decision to suspend the primaries scheduled for April 25 was taken at a National Steering Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 on the back of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
It was taken in line with the President’s ban on social gatherings as part of national efforts towards the containment of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The President of the Republic, on April 12, 2020, extended, pursuant to EI 64, the ban on social gathering including religious and political activities by additional two weeks. i.e. from April 12 to April 26, 2020, as part of measures to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the country.
“In the light of this development, the party is unable to hold the primaries as planned, and has accordingly postponed same till further notice,” it said in a statement issued Tuesday.
The party regrets all inconveniences that this may occasion, and hopes to hold this crucial exercise, sooner than later.
Ghana’s coronavirus case count stands at 636 as at April 14 with eight deaths.
Figures released by the Ghana Helath Service showed that the number of people without travel history who have contracted the deadly novel coronavirus in Ghana has surpassed the number of imported cases.
A total of 70 per cent of the people with the virus in the country have no history of travel whatsoever while those with travel history is pegged at 30 per cent.