The New Patriotic Party has settled on April 25, 2020, as date to hold parliamentary primaries in all the 169 constituencies where the party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 General Elections. The party will equally hold its 2020 Presidential Primaries on the same date (i.e. April 25, 2020). The non-refundable nomination fee for aspirants will be GHc20,000 whilst the filing fee is GHc200,000.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the party Mr John Boadu has ahead of the primaries cautioned prospective aspirants to DESIST from all forms of campaign activity until nominations are duly opened else they risk being disqualified for flouting party directives.
These decisions were taken by the party at a joint National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Alisa Hotel. “Even if it is only one candidate, we still must go to a national congress to acclaim who the candidate is,” the General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu said to media after a National Council meeting in Accra. The National Executive Committee of the party will, at the appropriate time, come out with detailed guidelines and modalities for the conduct these primaries.
The party will also hold parliamentary primaries in the remaining ‘orphan constituencies’ that were excluded from the party’s nationwide primaries held on September 28, 2019 due to some outstanding matters which have now been resolved. The primaries for these outstanding constituencies will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019.