General News of Tuesday, 17 June 2014
The office of New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, Alan Kyerementen, has described the calls for an early congress by the 10 regional chairmen of the party as absurd.
“This proposal is absolutely unnecessary and totally vexatious,’’ spokesperson for Alan Kyeremanten, Nana Ohene Ntow said.
According to the former General Secretary of the party, there was no need for that kind of proposal by the regional chairmen.
Mr. Ohene Ntow said the constitution of the party instructs that “once nominations are opened, the party has up to eight months to go to congress’’.
He furthered described the suggestion by the regional chairmen of the party as “absurd and illogical’’.
He added that what the party needs is more time to exhaust all the processes involved before the primaries.
All 10 regional chairmen of the NPP at a news conference on Monday said they had petitioned the Council of Elders to move the December 6th date to September to allow the elected candidates have enough time to campaign for the national elections.
But speaking to Citi News, Nana Ohene Ntow said the call is ridiculous.
Meanwhile, the office of John Alan Kyerematen has debunked media reports that he has bowed out of the presidential race of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A statement signed by Nana Ohene Ntow denied the reports saying, “We unequivocally deny the aforementioned publication and further stress that, neither Mr. Alan Kyerematen nor any of his confidants have granted any such interview with the Palaver newspaper or with any news outlet".
He therefore urged the general public to treat the said publication with utmost contempt and rejection.
Mr. Alan Kyerematen is said to pick up his nomination forms within the week.