The New Patriotic Party (NPP) claims that 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 scheduled the election dates for its presidential candidate for November 2023, its parliamentary candidates for seats currently held by NPP Members of Parliament (MPs) for January 2024, and its non-MP candidates for April 2024.
However, the NPP claimed in a statement that the above deadlines were still open to discussion.
“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, disclosed this in a statement.
He added, “The publication is therefore 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 statement assured.
To prevent hostility, some lawmakers suggested the party hold its presidential and legislative primaries on the same day.
Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the vice president, has already made it known publicly that he will run for the position to head the party.
Alan Kyeremanten, minister of trade and industry, has likewise made little secret of his intention to lead the NPP.
Former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko and Agriculture Minister Dr. Akoto Afriyie have also stated their intention to run.