Be patient E/R NPP Tells Members

Eastern Regional Branch of the opposition New Patriotic Party has called on all persons interested in contesting the Abuakwa North constituency seat to exercise restraint as the office awaits for directives from the National Executives .

The Electoral Commission has slated March 1st-2nd 2016 for all interested candidates to pick up nomination forms to contest the seat after the murder of the late Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.

The Regional Communications Director, David Prah in a press release has however appealed to all those interested in contesting primaries to hold on until the party opens nominations.

Full Statement below:
Press Release
NPP Eastern Regional Office
26th February 2016

The Eastern Region branch of the New Patriotic Party has noted the expression of interest by some of our Party members to contest the Parliamentary seat for the Abuakwa North Constituency after the despicable, heinous and barbaric murder of Hon. J. B. Danquah Adu.

It is important to state that the NPP constitution grants the AUTHORITY to open nominations for people to contest on the Party’s ticket for the Parliamentary primaries to the National Executive Committee of the party. The Regional Executive body has not received any official correspondence on the bye-election for the Abuakwa North Constituency.

The Party is aware of that the Electoral Commission has slated 1st-2nd March 2016 for all interested qualified individuals in the constituency to pick up nomination forms from its Eastern Regional office in Koforidua or from its Abuakwa North office at Tafo. It has also slated 29th March, 2016, for the bye- election in accordance with the Article 112 ( 5 ) of the 1992 constitution.

We urge all Party members with the interest of contesting Abuakwa North Constituency seat and the entire people of the Eastern Region to exercise restraint as we await directives from the National Executive Committee of our Party.

The Regional Executive, and therefore the Constituency Executive, HAS NOT yet opened or authorized the opening of nominations for Abuakwa North.

Upon receipt of directives from our authorized body, NEC, it will be communicated to the Constituency Executive for action. We therefore urge all and sundry to abide by our regulations and await the directives. No fees or any administrative directives have been set or given.

Till then we urge all and sundry to be measured in their actions, keeping our mournful state in mind.

Thank you.
David Prah
Regional Communications Officer, NPP 0243536617/ 0244946243

Tony Osei-Adjei
Regional Research and Elections Officer, NPP 0264244000

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