VIDEO: NPP manifesto launch to be affected by Black Stars game – Oboshie

A member of the New Patriotic Party Campaign team for the 2016 elections, Oboshie Sai Coffie has confirmed that the party’s October 8 date for the 2016 manifesto launch could be changed.

Speaking to GHOne TV News on the sidelines of the NPP’s press conference which analyzed the content of the policy document by its main opponents the NDC on Monday, she revealed that the party is being made to reconsider the date after it emerged that Ghana’s senior national football team will be using its marked venue – the Tamale Sports Stadium for an international game.

It has now been confirmed that the Black Stars are scheduled to host Uganda at the Tamale Stadium in a 2018 World Cup qualifying game on Friday October 7.

This, Oboshie Sai Coffie says has called for a rethink on the date for the NPP manifesto launch.

“We [NPP] are launching it [manifesto] in October. Originally, the date was the 8th. I understand there is a little bit of discussion of the Black Stars playing a match on the same day which was arranged after our day so right now we are going to determine which date it is going to be,” the former Deputy Chief of Staff and Minister at the Information and Tourism Ministries under the Kufuor administration told reporter Armstong Gold Alorgbey.

She however maintained there is a tentative date which will have to be announced officially by the party. She said “it has to be agreed by the steering Committee and then we will announce it.

There are rumours of an October 18 date but Oboshie Sai Coffie refused to confirm or deny saying, “as it is now, the manifesto will be launched in October.”

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