In preparation for its special delegates’ conference on August 26, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) claims to be creating a new register.
The party claims that a fresh registration will be required because some of the delegates have already passed away.
A fresh register would be available by the end of the week, according to Justin Kodua Frimpong Koduah, general secretary of the party.
“We are currently working on the compilation. In essence, we won’t have more than 1000, thus the special electoral college will be made up of between 900 and 1000 delegates.
“Since several of the founding members passed away, we must omit their names. Past national officers must also be considered. I’m confident that by the end of the week, we should have the final list for the election of special delegates,” he said.
In the meantime, the NPP’s national executive council has ordered all regional party executives to stop charging parliamentary aspirants unapproved fees.
The national executive of the party is the only one who has the authority to authorise such charges, according to a statement by Kodua Frimpong, who urged the regional executives to stop making them right once even though their intentions may be good.
“While the national executive body recognises and appreciates the underlying good intentions of these decisions, you are hereby reminded that the National Executive Committee, the proper body constitutionally mandated to do so, is the only authority with the authority to issue directives governing the conduct of Party elections.
“Therefore, all Regional Executive Committees are hereby directed to cease immediately issuing unless and until such time as such directions have been authorised by the National Executive Committee in accordance with the Party’s Constitution, no directives regarding the conduct of parliamentary primaries may be issued, according to the letter.”