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All is set for NPP primaries tomorrow.

The Governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will would primaries tomorrow, Saturday to elect parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general polls.

Saturday’s contest is for constituencies that the party already has grips on and it’s to crown were started in September 2019, for “orphaned” constituencies.

374 aspirants including 51 women are contesting in 168 constituencies across the country. 67 of the aspirants are contesting unopposed and would be acclaimed by delegates of the party in the various constituencies.

According to the leadership of the NPP, in order to ensure that social distancing is observed as in line with the COVID-19 safety protocols, the elections will be held within the electoral areas and voting is expected to start at 7 am and end at 1 pm.

Gushegu and Dormaa Central, have contests going unopposed, says the NPP leadership. In a statement signed by it General Secretary, John Boadu, the party wished all contestants well and also expressed gratitude to aspirants who graciously decided to withdraw from the contest in order to support other candidates in the supreme interest of the party.

“The party is equally thankful to the teeming supporters of all the aspiring Candidates for their cooperation thus far.

In respect of aspiring Parliamentary Candidates who have been cleared by NEC to contest in the primaries, the party congratulates them on this feat and wishes them the very best of luck in the primaries.”

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged aspirants and delegates in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries to help ensure that the elections are held in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

In a message ahead of the primaries that comes off on Saturday, June 20, 2020, he called on all who would take part in the process to adhere to the enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols established for the contest.

“Let us respect the enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols the Electoral Commission has put in place to guarantee our safety, and to prove to all that, in spite
of CovID-19, our nation can conduct an electoral process, where the sanctity of the ballot is preserved.

The President advised aspirants and delegates not to work at cross purposes, cast aside thier differences, and be committed to unity and the progress of the party.

He said the contest should serve to bolster the unity of the NPP and enhance its credentials.

“On Saturday, there will be no individual winners, neither will there be losers. It is the NPP that must emerge stronger, united and victorious.”We dare not fail the Ghanaian people.

President Akuffo Addo tasked delegates and contestants after the primaries, to advance the principles and ideals of the NPP, which are essential to the freedom, progress and prosperity of the Ghanaian people.

Source: Nelson Adanuti Nyadror | |Ghana

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