The leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that the National Council of the party has not agreed on any conclusive timelines for the conduct of the Party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2024 general elections.
This comes on the back of media publications purporting that the National Council of the party would be electing the Presidential candidate in November 2023, and Parliamentary Candidates in January 2024.
A statement signed and released by the party’s General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, categorically stated that it is contrary to the claims made in the publication.
No conclusive timelines
According to him, the National Council of the NPP, at its last meeting, has not agreed on any conclusive timelines for the conduct of the Party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2024 general elections.
“The attention of the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been drawn to publications on some online media portals on the above headline. The party wishes to, by this statement, set the records straight on the matter. The publication is therefore untrue and misleading,” the statement noted.
It also indicated that the meeting could not conclude discussions on some proposed dates for the conduct of the primaries.
Consequently, it revealed that the National Council resolved to defer decision on the matter to allow for further stakeholder engagements in the interest of the party.
The statement emphasised that at its next meeting, the National Council may revisit this subject matter and take a definitive decision regarding the timelines for the conduct of the Party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
“As and when these decisions are taken, the Party will definitely communicate same to all its members, stakeholders and the general public. Until then, the publication referenced above is misleading and should be treated as such,” the statement added.