The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has postponed the previously planned date of January 20, 2024 for the holding of parliamentary primaries in seats where current members of parliament are present to January 27, 2024.
The announcement was made by the Party’s General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, during a meeting of the National Executive Council on Wednesday, December 6.
The NPP further declared that until the 2024 budget is approved, no further campaigning would take place in these constituencies.
On December 2, the ruling party selected parliamentary candidates in orphan constituencies, which were under the control of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In addition, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the Party, has asked to select his running mate on a different date than December 6, 2023. The NPP’s Constitution states in Article 13 that the Flagbearer must reveal his running companion 12 months before to the general elections.
The NPP’s National Executive Council had to discuss potential candidates on December 6 since December 7, 2023, is precisely one year away from the 2024 elections.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, however, asked for an extension of time so that he could confer with more people before choosing his running mate.