October 3, 2013

The National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it has no plans to impose Members of Parliament on constituencies.

According to a statement issued after a National Executives meeting, “the New Patriotic Party continues to believe that elections are the best way to judge one’s electability.”

The executives were to consider among other things whether to elect a Presidential Candidate first before national, regional, constituency and polling station executives.

They were also to consider allowing sitting Members of Parliament to contest the 2016 elections unopposed.

However,the meeting was disrupted by some angry supporters of the party who besieged the premises demanding the executives stick to the original schedule for their elections.

Meanwhile a statement signed by the Deputy General Secretary, Abdulai Fuhlanba indicated that the National Executives is not seeking to extend their mandate and that “the National Executives are working towards its replacement in March 2014 and the Constituency and Regional elections to precede the National Delegates Congress.”

Mr. Abdulai Fuhlanba said “members of the National Executive Committee have been tasked to consult their constituencies for finalization for a meeting next week of the proposal and internal calendar for submission to the National Council.”

Hence the meeting which was attended by former President Kufuor and other leading members of the party was postponed to next week.