Dr. John Kingsley Krugu, the National Coordinator of the Landscape Restoration and Small-Scale Mining Project has picked up forms to contest the NPP primaries in the Zebila constituencies.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) from Tuesday, July 11 opened nominations for parliamentary primaries in constituencies where the party has no representation.
The nomination will close on Thursday, August 10 with elections expected to be held from September to December.
The party indicates that male aspiring parliamentary candidates must submit a non-refundable filing fee of GH¢35,000 while women and persons with disabilities would pay 50% of the fee.
Aspirants have been urged to act according to the dictates of the party’s constitution and use the appropriate procedure to channel any grievances that may arise.
When Peter Ayinbisa, the Upper East Regional Communication Director for the NPP spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, he mentioned that guidelines have been put in place to ensure that the processes leading up to the election don’t bring cracks in the party.
Mr. Ayinbisah revealed that 17 aspirants as of the close of yesterday, 16th July 2023 have picked nomination forms to contest for the position of parliamentary candidate to represent the party in the 2024 general elections.
He detailed that, 4 persons and 3 persons in the Bawku central and Navrongo Constituencies have picked forms respectively to contest while 2 persons in each of Tempane, Chiana Paga and Talensi constituencies have picked nomination forms.
Also, one person in each of Garu, Bawku west and Pusiga constituencies picked nomination forms to contest the parliamentary primaries while no candidate in Nabdam, Bongo, Bulsa South, Bulsa North and Bolga Central constituencies picked forms.
The Binduri constituency is the only constituency in the region that is being held by the party and nominations are said to be opened in constituencies with representation in February next year.
Mr Ayinbisa said more people are expected to pick nomination forms as a good number of people across the region had expressed interest and have begun internal engagement with delegates.
The party opened nominations on Tuesday, 11th July and is said to close on Thursday, August 10 2023 and elections are expected to be held from September to December.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana