A plea by nine out of the ten candidates for president to organize the elections at a centralized place was denied by the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) National Council.
On Thursday, July 20, 2023, the Steering Committee of the governing party held a secret emergency meeting and decided that the joint petition’s justifications were insufficient.
Therefore, they believed that the regional offices should host the National Congress by the Special Electoral College scheduled for Saturday, August 26.
On Thursday, July 20, nine of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) ten presidential candidates submitted a petition to the party’s leadership requesting that the August 26th special delegates Congress be centralized.
Plans to hold the election on a regional basis will not sit well with the party, according to the presidential aspirants.
With the exception of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, all the contenders are on the same page.
They stated in the petition that it would be unwise to decentralize an election with only 900 delegates.
They also encouraged the party to permit all 900 delegates to gather in one location for the voting.