The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will in the coming days hold an emergency steering committee meeting to consider postponing date for their national elections.
The elections is originally scheduled to take place in the Eastern regional capital, Koforidua from 15th -17th June,2018, but that coincides with this years year’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Speaking to XYZ News‘ Hawa Iddrisu, the Acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu noted he will discuss the suggestion with the Chairman, Freddie Blay to inform when to call for a National steering committee meeting.
“Obviously we have to change the dates for our national delegates’ congress. The body that is responsible for taking urgent decisions for the party is the National steering committee so now that attention has been drawn, I will draw the attention of the national chairman and we will quickly have a national steering committee meeting to consider the dates,” he said.
To him, there is no way the party can go ahead with its congress knowing there are many Muslims in the NPP.
Mr Boadu, however, said the party has opened nominations for aspirants for various positions ahead of the congress. The process closes on May 10.
A five member committee, chaired by Reverend Asante Antwi has also been inaugurated to oversee the successful conduct of the elections. other members of the committee are Hackman Owusu Agyemang, Communications Minister, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekufful; Madam Agness Okudzeto, and Secretary to the committee, Evans Nimako who is also the Acting Director of Research and Elections for the party.
The party says submission of forms to the National Elections Committee should take place not later than Tuesday May 15, 2018.
The vetting date has also been slated to be held from Thursday May 17 to Thursday May 24, 2018.
Mr Boadu, an acting national secretary who is also seeking to be retained, says he will pick his nominations forms tomorrow, May 4,2018.