The New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) has suspended its parliamentary primaries which was at first scheduled for April 25, 2020, to elect parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the occasion has sitting down Customers of Parliament ahead of the 2020 Basic Elections.
The conclusion to suspend the primaries was taken a National Steering Committee conference held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, because of to the ban on social gatherings as part of countrywide endeavours in direction of the containment of the Covid-19 epidemic.
“The Nationwide Steering Committee, by cause of Write-up 10(10)(1) of the party’s structure, is the system responsible for overseeing the daily management of the celebration, and as a result, mandated to ‘act on behalf of the celebration on urgent matters’ this kind of as in the conditions we obtain ourselves as a social gathering and nation owing to the Covid-19 pandemic,” in accordance to a launch by the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on April 12, 2020, prolonged the ban on social gathering including religious and political activities by additional two weeks, that is from April 12 to April 26, 2020, as portion of measures to halt the unfold of the fatal Coronavirus in the nation.
“In the light-weight of this development, the party is not able to hold the primaries as planned, and has accordingly postponed identical until more detect. The get together regrets all inconveniences that this might event, and hopes to maintain this crucial training, quicker than afterwards,” the release mentioned.