The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has outlined laid down rules and regulations that will guide the party’s upcoming internal elections, urging all party aspirants and prospective applicants to abide by these rules of engagement in the interest of the party.
Addressing the media on Friday, Mr Boadu said there had been agitations in some quarters regarding the enforcement of the code of conduct relating to yet to be announced the presidential primaries.
To this end, he advised all members of the party who feel aggrieved to seek redress when necessary.
He emphasised that the code of conduct is only supplementary to the provisions of the party’s constitution, noting that “it expressly provides clear procedure for handling alleged breaches and non-enforcement of its content as the case may be”.
He encouraged party members to take advantage of the expressed provision in the code, and petition the National Compliance Committee to seek redress, rather than holding press conferences and accusing the party of selectivity.
The party is expected to hold polling stations, electoral area, and constituency executives’ elections this year. They will be followed by regional and national executives’ elections.
Mr Boadu announced that the polling station elections would be held from February 19 to March 5, 2022; electoral area elections from March 18 to March 20, 2022; while chapter and branch elections for external branches will be held from April 15 to April 24, 2022.
Also, the party has set April 22 to April 24, 2022 to elect its constituency executives; May 20 to May 22, 2022 to elect regional executives; while July 14 to July 16, 2022 has been set for the election of national executives.
Meanwhile, the party has suspended the holding of elections in the Bawku Central, Assin North, Jomoro, Jaman South, Fomena, Savelugu, Techimman South and Akwatia constituencies.
The reason, according to the General Secretary, “was not meant for public consumption.”