The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has elected a 5-member committee to oversee the planning and execution of the party’s national election slated for June 15 at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
According to the Acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, the committee headed by Rev. Asante Antwi will be responsible for the vetting of all prospective candidates. Nominations will however be opened from Tuesday May 3 to Tuesday May 10, 2018.
Vetting, he indicated, will be held for all aspirants before the vetting results are released on Tuesday May 24, 2018.
Mr. Boadu further indicated that applicants who wish to contest for the position of national chairman of the party in the elections, “shall pay to the National Elections Committee, a non-refundable nomination fee of GH¢10,000, with people vying for first, second and third vice chairperson paying GH8,000. Whilst anyone vying for General Secretary is expected to pay a filing fee of GH6,000, the other positions will go for a fixed price of Gh5,000.
The positions to be contested for include National Chairperson, National 1st Vice Chairperson, National 2nd Vice Chairperson, National 3rd Vice Chairperson, National Secretary, National Assistant Secretary, National Treasurer, National Organizer, National Women Organizer, National Youth Organizer as well as National Nasara Coordinator.
Outlining further requirements, the acting General Secretary said delegates will have to use their party ID cards to vote; but where same is unavailable, National Voters’ ID cards may be admitted by the NEC for the purpose of voting.”
The guidelines also state that any individual who will lose the election and will take the matter to court, will be barred by the party from contesting in any elections. In all over four thousand delegates are expected to vote in the national election.