NPP Considers Allowing Its MPs To Go Unopposed For 2016
The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is considering a proposal that is meant to allow all its current Members of Parliament (MP) to go uncontested in the Party’s primaries ahead of the 2016 general elections.
The proposal, XYZ News has learnt, is signed by many big shots within the party.
The proponents argue that allowing the incumbent MPs to run unopposed will spare the MPs the expenditure they will incur should primaries be held.
According to them, the saved money could rather be used to help the party re-organise itself ahead of the 2016 elections.
The proposal contained in a document, titled “The way forward”, estimates that the NPP needs about Ghc30 million to organise a successful congress.
However, the party’s Manso Adubea Member of Parliament, Yaw Frimpong, has warned that the proposal could be counterproductive if not handled properly.
He is in good company with a former Ketu North parliamentary Aspirant of the party, Pius Enam Hadzide, who has kicked against the en bloc-style of the proposal.