General News of Friday, 15 December 2017
The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), will this Sunday, December 17, hold an extraordinary national delegates conference to consider various proposed amendments to the party’s Constitution.
The event to in Kumasi is a follow up to the Annual National Delegates Conference in August this year, at which various proposals were made for amendments to the party’s constitution.
Over 5,000 delegates including founding fathers and patrons of the party, Members of Parliament on the party’s ticket, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, and national officers of the party, are expected at the conference.
The NPP deferred the amendment of its constitution to the extraordinary national delegates conference when it held its Annual National Delegates Conference in August.
Indications are that, some members of the party have called for a review of the party’s electoral college system to ensure that the same number of delegates who vote for the party’s national executives, also vote for the selection of their presidential candidate.
Some NPP members have also reportedly called for a review of requirements for qualification to the constituency and regional executive position.
They want only persons who have gone through the ranks of the party at the local level, to be given the chance to vie for such positions.