NPP to engage in broader consultations after NEC meeting on date for primaries ends in deadlock

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to engage in broader consultations before the date is fixed for primaries and parliamentary elections following a deadlock National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, February 2.

The NEC meeting to deliberate and decide a date for its Presidential and Parliamentary primaries has ended in a stalemate.

The meeting on which had president Akufo-Addo, Vice President, the Chief of Staff, some Members of Parliament, and some presidential candidate hopefuls was expected to set a date for the presidential and parliamentary.

However, blocs within the party are pushing for an early congress whilst others want the party to stick to its constitution of electing a flagbearer 12 months.

After some five hours of deliberations the meeting ended inconclusively.

Earlier reports indicated that the Council had set November 2023 to elect its presidential candidate, January 2024 to elect parliamentary candidates for constituencies with sitting NPP Members of Parliament and April 2024 for constituencies without sitting NPP MPs.

But the meeting could not come to a final compromise.

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