The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is today holding elections in all six newly created regions to select regional executives for the party.
The decision to elect new officers for the new regions including North East, Ahafo, Bono East, Western North, Oti and Savannah, was decided on during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at their headquarters.
The party has said that all the necessary preparations had been made for the elections currently ongoing in the respective areas.
Speaking to Citi News ahead of the elections, the Deputy New Patriotic Party (NPP) General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen said the party machinery is battle ready to carry out a successful process.
“We are battle ready as a political party, all the national representatives have arrived at the various centers. You’ll see all the posters, everything flying around, last minute campaigning going on, so that is the summary of what is happening and the bottom line is that, we are battle ready.
Nominations for the polls opened on Tuesday, April 23, and closed on Friday, April 26, from the respective Regional Elections Committees.
Applicants seeking the regional executive positions paid a non-refundable nomination fee of GHC1,000.00 for the Chairperson position and GHC500.00 for other positions.
Vetting for the regional conferences took place from April 29 to 30, and vetting report presented on Thursday, May 2 after which the qualified candidates were cleared to contest in today’s elections.