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Politics of Friday, 27 March 2015


PNC to elect flagbearer in August

The leadership of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has settled on August 2015 to go to congress to elect a flagbearer for the 2016 general elections.

The party will simultaneously elect new national officers who will run the affairs of the PNC for the next four years.

The national congress has been scheduled to take place from August 14 to 16.

The decision was arrived at after a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday.

The National Youth Organizer of the PNC, Abu Ramadan, confirmed to Citi News the decision of the party’s leadership.

He indicated that the proposed venue for the national congress is the Upper West Region.

Abu Ramadan also disclosed to Citi News that persons seeking to lead the party into the 2016 elections are required to pay a filing fee of Ghc10,000.

National chairman aspirants are to pay Ghc5,000 while vice chairmen will pay a filing fee of Ghc2,000.

The general secretary aspirants will be made to pay Ghc3,000 and “other positions will also pay similar.”

The only two parties which have elected new national executives to a four-year term are the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has however elected constituency and regional executives.

So far, the NPP is the only party with an elected 2016 flagbearer in the person of Nana Akufo-Addo.