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General News of Friday, 4 May 2018

Source: kasapafmonline.com

NPP considering postponement of National Delegates Confab – John Boadu

The Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, is urging the Muslim community in the country to remain calm since the party would consider their request brought before it to postpone the date set for its National Delegates Congress.

The NPP has scheduled May 15 to 17, 2018 as a date to hold its National Delegates Conference to elect national officers that will manage the party for the next four years.

The dates, have however, coincided with the Eid al-Fitr celebration which falls on Friday, May 15, 2018.

In view of this development, the Muslim Community, Kasapafmonline.com understands, has written to the NPP, appealing for a postponement of its National Delegates Conference to enable celebrate this year’s Eid al-Fitr without any hindrance.

There are fears that the request may not be granted.

But Boadu responding to the appeal on Accra-based local radio station, Okay FM, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, urged for calm since the leadership of the party will consider such request at its next Steering Committee meeting.

“We fixed our date to hold the National Delegates Conference December last year. We all know that this Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul Adha dates, one can never know the dates for these festive seasons a year before and so when we fixed our date, we didn’t know that it will coincide with the date for this year’s Eid al-Fitr. So, once the date has been fixed and announced publicly – in our party, we have so many people who are Muslims and with such an important occasion, we cannot hold our elections and so when it comes up for discussions, we will quickly push the date either forward or backward – possibly a bit forward. This is something which should not create chaos at all. If we had known that the date is definite, there is no way we could have fixed our date at 15 to 17”, he noted.

He gave the assurance of consulting the National Chairman, the President and other senior members of the party for them to take a decision on the as early as possible.