The NPP has suspended it’s parliamentary primaries which was originally scheduled for April 25 2020, to elect parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the party has sitting Members of Parliament ahead the 2020 General Elections.
The decision to suspend the primaries was taken by the party at a National Steering Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 14 2020 to conform with the President’s ban on social gathering as part of national efforts towards the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Steering Committee by reason of article 10 (10)(1) of the party’s constitution, is the body responsible for overseeing the daily management of the party, and thus, mandated to “act on behalf of the party on urgent matters”, such as the circumstances we find ourselves as a party owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will be recalled that the President of the Republic, on April 12 2020, extended, pursuant to EI 64 the ban on social gathering including religious and political activities by additional two weeks i.e from April 12 to April 26 2020, as part of measures to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the country.
In the light of this development, the party is unable to hold the primaries as planned and has accordingly postpone same until further notice. The party regrets all inconveniences that this may occasion, and hopes to hold this crucial exercise sooner than later.
Signed: John Boadu