The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has not come to a definitive decision regarding the timing of the presidential and parliamentary primaries for the 2024 elections.
This goes against the National Council of the party’s decision, which was made public.
According to reports from the Council, the party has set November 2023 for the election of its presidential candidate, January 2024 for the election of parliamentary candidates for districts where NPP Members of Parliament (MPs) are currently in office, and April 2024 for districts where there are no NPP MPs currently in office.
However, in a statement, the NPP said timelines in the above respect are yet to be concluded.
“The National Council of the NPP, at its last meeting, has NOT agreed on any conclusive timelines for the conduct of the Party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2024 general elections”, the party’s General Secretary, Justin Kodua said in a statement.
The NPP, therefore, described the publication as untrue and misleading.
The National Council meeting, according to the NPP, was unable to come to a conclusion over several suggested dates for the primary elections.
In order to allow for additional stakeholder interactions in the party’s interest, the National Council decided to postpone making a decision on the topic.
“It is thus expected that at its next meeting, the National Council may revisit this subject matter and hopefully take a definitive decision regarding the timelines for the conduct of the Party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries,” the NPP said in the statement.
Meanwhile, to prevent dissent, some lawmakers suggested the party hold its presidential and legislative primaries on the same day.