The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will today hold its national delegates conference in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The national conference which will start from today, Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27, 2017, is on the theme ‘NPP, delivering on our promises, our roots, our strength, our future’.
The conference is in line with the party’s constitution to afford the party members the opportunity to review and put in place appropriate measures for smooth operation.
It will also take decisions regarding some proposed constitutional amendments and replace all of its national executives who have been appointed to serve in government.
An earlier statement by the Acting General Secretary of the party John Boadu explained that the necessary arrangements have been put in place for the conference to be successful.
“The party, having put in place, all the necessary arrangements, is very confident that the 2017 national annual delegates’ conference and the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the NPP shall be a remarkable success,” the party said.
Below is the programme line-up for the conference:
Day 1 of the conference (Friday, 25th August) shall be for Muslim Prayers (Jummah) during the day and then some social events in the evening.
– Day 2 (Saturday, 26th August) is for the main conference to be held at the medical school auditorium of the University.
The conference, per Article 9(4) shall deliberate and make appropriate resolutions on National Chairman’s report, National Treasurer’s Statement of Accounts, General Secretary’s report, deliberate on resolutions from all the 10 regions and also consider proposals for amendments to the party’s constitution which have been received and circulated to all stakeholders.
The main conference will end at 4pm. There would then be a mammoth rally at the Victoria Park in Cape Coast to be addressed by the leadership of the party, His Excellency the President and Vice, Ministers of State and other key government appointees.
– Day 3 (Sunday, 27th August) shall be for Church/Thanksgiving Service to be observed at the Calvary Methodist Church, Cape Coast.
Caution to Prospective Candidates
The party, and in particular, national council, has noticed with concern, the rate at which prospective candidates for various executive positions in the party wantonly displayed their campaign posters and banners at the just ended constituency and regional delegates conferences as if we were holding internal elections.
The council wishes to remind them that the party has not lifted the ban for campaign; neither has it opened nominations.
In view of the foregoing, the party is appealing to all prospective candidates to DESIST from repeating this undemocratic and untidy enterprise at the national delegates’ conference. The party reserves the right to reprimand or sanction anyone who flouts this directive.
The party, having put in place, all the necessary arrangements, is very confident that the 2017 national annual delegates’ conference and the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the NPP shall be a remarkable success.
We commend the F.F. Antoh-led planning committee, members of the national council and the party’s council of elders ably chaired by C.K. Tedem, executive officers of the party, government appointees, members of parliament as well as ordinary party.