The National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has changed the date for the conduct of parliamentary primary in constituencies with sitting Members of Parliament.
The election will now be held on the 27th of January, not the earlier scheduled January 20, 2024.
This was announced by the Party’s General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong after a National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, December 6.
In the meantime, campaign activities have been suspended in these constituencies until the 2024 budget is approved.
The governing party elected parliamentary candidates in orphan constituencies, constituencies that are being held by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Saturday, December 2.
The National Council has also granted a request from the Party’s flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to name his running mate at a later date other than today, December 6, 2023.
This was announced by the General Secretary of the party, Justin Frimpong Kodua, at a press conference in Accra.
According to Article 13 of the NPP Constitution, the Flagbearer should announce his running mate, 12 months before the general elections.
Tomorrow, December 7, 2023 marks exactly 12 months to the election 2024.
At the crucial meeting of the NPP’s National Executive Council to consider possible candidates held today, December 6, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia requested an extension of time to consult further on his selection of a running mate ahead of the 2024 elections.
According to Mr. Kodua, the Council has granted this request and is looking forward to a new date from the flagbearer.