The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will begin accepting nominations for parliamentary primaries in Orphan Constituencies on July 11, 2023, where the party does not currently have any representatives in the legislature.
The decision was accepted during the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meetings held on Monday, April 3, 2023, according to a statement released by Justin Kodua Frimpong, general secretary of the NPP, in Accra on Wednesday.
The deadline for nominations, according to Mr. Frimpong, is Thursday, August 10, 2023. The elections will take place from Saturday, September 23, 2023, through Saturday, December 2, 2023.
He said, “Nomination forms may be obtained for a non-refundable application cost of GH3,000.00 in a bankers draught payable to the NPP national headquarters in Accra.
Mr. Frimpong stated that if a prospective member of parliament is unable to obtain the nomination form at the constituency level, he or she may do so by submitting an appeal to the regional or national secretariat or by paying a fee to download it from the Party’s website, www.newpatrioticparty.org.
An aspirant parliamentary candidate must send a bankers draught for GHS35,000—a non-refundable filing fee—to the NPP national headquarters in Accra in order to properly submit a nomination, he continued.
In order to encourage greater participation of women, young people, and people with disabilities (PWDs) in higher political posts, the NPP General Secretary further declared that such prospective parliamentary candidates will benefit from a 50% discount of the registration costs.
As a result, he continued, “they will be required to pay a non-refundable filing fee of GHS17,500.00.”
The party’s leadership, according to Mr. Frimpong, would not prevent any parliamentary candidate from purchasing the nomination papers.