NPP Contemplates Holding Early Presidential Primaries
Ghana’s biggest opposition party is contemplating electing a presidential candidate first before conducting its other lesser elections as part of its congress ahead of the 2016 elections.
A proposal to that effect has been put before the national executive council of the New Patriotic Party.
A special Congress will therefore be held to decide which way to go.
The proponents of the proposal, according to Deputy Minority Leader Dominic Nitiwul, argue that electing a presidential candidate before concentrating on the lesser elections will greatly help beat down factionalism and dissension in the party.
He says since elections are won or lost at the polling stations, whoever emerges as the Presidential candidate will be able to superintend the election of officers who will be able to serve the party properly at the polling stations so as to secure victory for the party in 2016.