The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has barred its national, regional, constituency and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembles Chief Executives (MMDCEs) from contesting sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) in next year’s parliamentary elections.
The party has further approved detailed rules and regulations to guide the conduct of presidential and parliamentary primaries which would be made available to the public in due course.
The decision to bar the party’s executives and MMDCEs from contesting their sitting MPs was contained in a statement dated April 3, 2023 and signed by the party’s General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong.
Below is the time table for the organisation of the party’s primaries:
1. Parliamentary Election.
Opens on 20/12/23
Closes on 04/1/24
24th February 2024
Forms cost: GHS3,000
Filing fees: GHS35,000
2. Presidential Nominations
Closes on 24/6/23
When more than 5 aspirants,
Special Conference 26th August 2023
Presidential primaries 4th November 2023