The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set November 2023 as the date for the election of a flagbearer to represent it during the elections in 2024.
According to Ghanatodayonline.com, this decision was made following a tense, behind-closed-doors meeting of the party’s National Council on Monday evening at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
Article 12 of the party’s election guidelines on choosing a presidential candidate is followed by the decision.
“The election of the Party’s Presidential Candidate shall be held not later than twenty-four (24) months from the date of the national election. The date and venue for the election shall be decided by the National Council, provided, however, that the National Council may, on an appropriate occasion, vary the date” the statement added.
Clause 2 of the article further indicates that “Not later than six (6) months prior to the holding of the election, the General Secretary shall give notice inviting applications from Members for nomination as the Party’s candidate to contest for the office of the President of the Republic.
The Notice must be posted prominently in the Party’s constituency, regional, and national offices and must include the application deadline, which cannot be more than five (5) months before the election.
In the meanwhile, a special Congress will be held in August before the elections for flagbearers.
Read the statement issued by the General Secretary Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong below: