The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says April 25, 2020 remains the date for the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
It has, therefore, asked party members and members of the public to ignore a statement purporting to announce the change in date of the parliamentary primaries.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the NPP wishes to state once again that the date for the party's parliamentary and presidential primaries still remains April 25, 2020 and that any communication to the contrary should be treated with all the contempt that it deserves,” a statement signed by its General Secretary, Mr John Boadu, said.
The statement said the party had taken notice of a statement making rounds suggesting that it had rescheduled the date of its parliamentary primaries.
It added that the said statement further alleged that the decision to postpone the primaries had been necessitated by the Electoral Commission's announcement that it shall begin the compilation of a New Voters Register on April 18, 2020.
It said the statement claimed that the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) was expected to meet in the course of the week to agree on a new date for the primaries.
“The party wishes to state unequivocally that no such decision has been taken. It is also not on the table for consideration. The statement is, therefore, a blatant falsehood and has no basis. Accordingly, the party entreats the general public to disregard it,” it said.
The NPP closed its nominations for presidential and parliamentary primaries on February 20, 2020.
The party, which opened the nominations on January 20, 2020, has fixed April 25, 2020 for the holding of its presidential and parliamentary primaries.
Source: Daily Graphic