NPP to hold Presidential Primaries April 2020

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set April 25, 2020 to hold presidential primaries for the general elections that year.

The party will also hold primaries for constituencies with NPP MPs that year, a statement from the party announced Monday.

The party has already elected candidates for constituencies where the party does not have  incumbent legislators.

A statement by the party’s general secretary John Boadu urged prospective candidates to be cautious during their campaigns next year.

“The NPP has settled on April 25, 2020, as date to hold parliamentary primaries in all the 169 constituencies where the party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 General Elections. The party will equally hold its 2020 Presidential Primaries on the same date (i.e. April 25, 2020).

“Ahead of these primaries, the party is cautioning prospective aspirants to DESIST from all forms of campaign activity until nominations are duly opened else they risk being disqualified for flouting party directives.

“These decisions were taken by the party at a joint National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Alisa Hotel. The National Executive Committee of the party will, at the appropriate time, come out with detailed guidelines and modalities for the conduct these primaries”.

The statement said the decisions were taken at a national council meeting today Monday October 21.

Below are details of the statement

NPP SETS APRIL 25, 2020 TO HOLD PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES AS WELL AS PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES IN CONSTITUENCIES WITH NPP MPs; CAUTIONS PROSPECTIVE ASPIRANTS T0 DESIST FROM ALL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES

The NPP has settled on April 25, 2020, as date to hold parliamentary primaries in all the 169 constituencies where the party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 General Elections. The party will equally hold its 2020 Presidential Primaries on the same date (i.e. April 25, 2020).

Ahead of these primaries, the party is cautioning prospective aspirants to DESIST from all forms of campaign activity until nominations are duly opened else they risk being disqualified for flouting party directives.

These decisions were taken by the party at a joint National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Alisa Hotel. The National Executive Committee of the party will, at the appropriate time, come out with detailed guidelines and modalities for the conduct these primaries.

The party will also hold parliamentary primaries in the remaining ‘orphan constituencies’ that were excluded from the party’s nationwide primaries held on September 28, 2019 due to some outstanding matters which have now been resolved. The primaries for these outstanding constituencies will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Thank you

Signed

John Boadu
General Secretary