Flagbearer race: NPP rejects petition to centralize super delegates’ congress

Justin Kodua Frimpong

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has unanimously shot down a petition by nine aspirants seeking to hold the upcoming super delegates’ congress in a centralized manner.

The nine flagbearer hopefuls excluding Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia contended that a centralized election does not sit well with them.

They further argued that plans to allow only 900 delegates to vote at the regional could raise efficiency and transparency issues.

But the party’s National Council at a crunch meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2023, rejected the petition resolving to implement what is in the party’s constitution.

Addressing journalists, General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Koduah said the party will go ahead with its planned decentralised election.

The NPP will on August 26th cut down the list of its presidential aspirants from 10 to five as stipulated in its constitution.

The party says a new register will be needed for the register since some of the delegates are deceased.

Justin Koduah had earlier assured that the new register will be out by the end of the week.

“We are in the final stage of doing the compilation. Basically, we are not going to exceed 1000 so between 900 and 1000 delegates will form the special electoral college.”

“Some of the founding members have died, so we have to take their names out. We also have to look at past national officers. I am sure before the week ends, we should have the final list for the special delegates’ election,” he stated.


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