The primaries, which ended up to be held in constituencies they won in 2016 have been postponed for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic.
The bash explained in a statement mentioned that: “The National Steering Committee, by cause of Posting 10(10)(1) of the party’s constitution, is the body dependable for overseeing the each day administration of the occasion, and therefore, mandated to “act on behalf of the party on urgent matters” this kind of as in the instances we discover ourselves as a get together and country owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“It would, without a doubt, be recalled that the President of the Republic, on April 12, 2020, extended, pursuant to EI 64, the ban on social collecting like spiritual and political pursuits by supplemental two weeks. i.e. from April 12 to April 26, 2020, as part of measures to quit the spread of the fatal Coronavirus in the place.”
NPP Countrywide Chairman, Freddie Blay
The conclusion to suspend the primaries was decided at a Countrywide Steering Committee conference.
Portions of the NPP’s statement concluded by expressing: “In the light-weight of this development, the bash is not able to maintain the primaries as prepared, and has accordingly postponed similar until even further see. The celebration regrets all inconveniences that this might event, and hopes to keep this essential work out, faster than later on.”
The NPP has 169 sitting Users of Parliament out of the complete 275 seats in parliament.