Prior to Saturday’s primaries, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has warned its parliamentary hopefuls against busing or camping delegates.
On Monday, January 22, 2024, General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong delivered the reprimand and a set of directives for the forthcoming parliamentary primaries on January 27.
Mr. Frimpong emphasized that candidates who disobey the instructions will suffer consequences. He added that the party is attempting to resolve unanswered petitions from unhappy members regarding the primaries.
Speaking to the media in Kumasi, Mr. Frimpong cautioned delegates against using their phones to take pictures of their ballots after casting their ballots, stating that not only would this be deemed an offense but that the perpetrators would also be arrested and turned over to the authorities.
Reacting to remarks made by the party’s Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, against the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu, the NPP General Secretary announced plans to visit the Manhyia Palace. He asked NPP adherents to hold off on disparaging the Chieftaincy institution in public.
In addition, the party declared that the Nhyiaeso Constituency elections would go ahead after a polling station executive’s lawsuit against the party was dropped.