We won't impose MPs on constituencies, says NPP

BY: Samuel K. Obour

Jake Obetsebi LampteyThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied hatching a plan to impose sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) of the party on constituencies to enable them contest the 2016 General Elections.

The denial came after the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party met Thursday to deliberate on the future of the party.

In a statement copied to Graphic Online and signed by party Deputy General-Secretary, Abdulai Fuhlanba, the NPP said no such plan had been considered.

“The New Patriotic Party continues to believe that elections are the best way to judge one’s electability,” the statement read.

The party also denied reports that its National Executives were seeking to extend their own mandate.

According to the statement,  National Executives were working towards their replacement in March 2014.

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Read the full statement below:

The National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party met today,   3rd October 2013, to deliberate on the Steering Committee Proposals on the way forward for the Party.

Two areas of misinformation were dismissed, namely that there was any a plan to impose M.P.s on Constituencies. There is no such plan.

The New Patriotic Party continues to believe that elections are the best way to judge one’s electability.

The second misinformation was that the National Executives are seeking to extend their mandate. This too was summarily dismissed.

The National Executives are working towards its replacement in March 2014 and the Constituency and Regional elections to precede the National Delegates Congress.

 Members of the National Executive Committee have been tasked to consult their constituencies for finalization at a meeting next week of the proposal and internal calendar for submission to the National Council.


Abdulai Fuhlanba

(Deputy General Secretary)