The New Patriotic Party (NPP) declared that it is prepared for the Saturday, January 27, parliamentary primary.
The party’s general secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, gave assurances on Thursday that ballots and other election supplies were prepared for distribution.
On Thursday, January 25, he gave an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen program and said he was confident the elections would be finished by the 2 p.m. closing time.
Mr. Kodua asked all parties involved to ensure a smooth exercise since he did not anticipate any delays.
As of right now, I can guarantee that our primaries will take place on Saturday. Everything is ready. He stated that the election supplies, such as ballot papers and other accessories, are prepared for transportation.
In order to choose its parliamentary candidates in the constituencies where the party currently has Members of Parliament (MPs), the party has cleared 326 candidates for the January 27 primaries.
After vetting, 326 qualified candidates for the primaries remained out of the total of 373 aspirants who filed to compete. Of those, 29 are running unopposed, 11 were disqualified, two were referred to the National Executive Committee (NEC), two resigned, one incomplete form, and two did not show up for vetting.
The party declared in advance of the exercise that the Ghana Police Service will be solely in charge of making sure there is security during the elections.
The General Secretary emphasized that private security equipment and personnel would not be allowed on the election grounds, and that anyone who disobeyed this order would be subject to police action.