The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has opened nominations for its parliamentary primaries across the country.
A press release signed by the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong sets May 24th as the date for organising Parliamentary primaries throughout the country.
Below is the press release:
NPP SETS MAY 24 FOR PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES
At its meeting on Monday, April 23 2015, the National Executive Committee of the NPP approved the road map towards the organization of the party’s Parliamentary Primary Elections as mandated by the party’s constitution.
The timeline for the Parliamentary primary is as follows:
I. Opening of Nomination - March 30, 2015
II. Closing of Nomination - April 10, 2015
III. Vetting of Aspirants - April 13 to 17, 2015
IV. Announcement of vetting results - April 20, 2015
V. Appeals at Regional level, if any - April 20 to 24, 2015
VI. Appeals at National level, if any - April 24 to 30, 2015
VII. Notice of poll - April 24, 2015
VIII. Election Day - May 24, 2015
It approved the following as both filing and development fees which are to be paid by the Parliamentary aspirants:
I. Each Parliamentary aspirant in Orphan Constituencies - Filing fee = GHC10.000.00
II. Each Sitting Member of Parliament seeking re-election - Filing fee = GHC10.000.00
III. Each Parliamentary aspirant in constituencies with sitting NPP Member of Parliament - Filing fee GHC10.000.00 + Development fee GHC20.000.00.
It was agreed that the following categories of persons shall be given 50% rebate on both the filling and development fees: Women, Youth, People with Disability.
The National Executive Committee has authorised that the General-Secretary in consultation with the Regional party to vary election dates as deemed appropriate.
The meeting also adopted a proposal for only female aspirants to contest the 16 female Members of Parliament in their respective constituencies.
Similarly the following coastal constituencies in the Greater Accra Region should be contested by Ga indigenes except in exceptional circumstances: Ngleshie Amanfrom, Ablekuma South, Odododiodio, Korle Klottey, La Dade Kotopon, Ledzokuku, Krowor, Tema East, Tema West, Kpone Katamanso, Amasaman, Obom Domeabra.
The National Executive committee also confirmed the appointment of Mr. Eddie Tettey as the substantive Director for Finance and Administration.