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Politics of Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Source: Adomonline.com

NPP Primaries not suspended – Kwabena Agyapong

General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyapong has rubbished claims that the party's upcoming primaries have been suspended.

According to him, in order to bring peace and love to the party, the National Council will meet tomorrow and address the concerns of party members about recently announced guidelines for the elections.

The party, at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting last week, announced a road map for the organisation of its parliamentary primary elections as mandated by the party’s constitution.

The NEC ordained among others that sitting female MPs should only be contested by females. A number of coastal seats have also been reserved for indigenous Gas while fresh aspirants are to pay a total of Ghs30,000 as filing and Development fees.

These decisions have since sparked protests, leading to calls for a review.

But speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Tuesday march 31, 2015, Mr. Agyei Agyapong called on party members to be calm since the decision was not meant to sideline males but to increase female participation in Parliament.

He urged party members to respect NEC decisions since a lot of deliberations go into such decisions

The NPP scribe emphasised that nominations would open today and close on April 10, 2015 for the contest which is scheduled for May 24, 2015 across the country.