NPP opens nomination for ‘orphan’ constituency elections

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced the opening of nominations for parliamentary primaries in constituencies where the Party has no Parliamentary representations (Orphan Constituencies).

A statement released by the party’s General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, said this decision was approved during the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meetings held on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Mr Frimpong Kodua noted that the key timelines for the primaries are the opening of Nomination – Tuesday, July 11, 2023 and closing of nomination – Thursday, August 10, 2023, with election taking place on Saturday, September, 23, 2023 to Saturday, December 2, 2023

He indicated that the Party has also formulated detailed rules and regulations to govern the conduct of the parliamentary primaries elections, which would be made available to stakeholders.

“Nomination Forms could be obtained at a non-refundable application fee of GHC 3,000.00 in a Bankers Draft payable to the New Patriotic Party National Headquarters, Accra.

“In the event that an Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate is denied access to the Nomination Form at the Constituency Level, he/she may acquire it from the Regional or National Secretariat through an appeal or download it from the Party’s website, at a fee,” the statement indicated.

To successfully file a nomination, the statement said an aspiring parliamentary candidate must submit a non-refundable filing fee of GHC 35,000.00 in a Bankers Draft payable to the NPP Headquarters.

“In order to promote increased representation of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in higher political offices, such Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates will enjoy a 50% rebate of the filing fees. This means they will be required to pay a non-refundable filing fee of Fifteen Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 17,500.00),” the statement added.

The statement directed that all payments must be made in a Banker’s Draft payable to the party’s headquarters, and emphasized that no aspiring parliamentary candidate will be denied access to purchase nomination forms.

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