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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will organise its presidential primary on November 4, 2023 to elect a flagbearer for the 2024 general elections, a release from the party’s Secretariat has said.

A Monday, April 3, 2023 National Council Meeting  held by the party resolved to present not more than 5 contestants in the poll.

Therefore, the party, will on August 26, 2023 hold a special conference to slash the number to a minimum of five if they’re more than that.

At the meeting, the timetable for the upcoming internal elections (parliamentary and presidential) was discussed.

The council, which is the second highest decision making body of the party after conference, had to make external consultations to settle on the matter since their first two sittings on the issue did not provide any results.

Upon broader consultations, the National Council finally came out with the dates for the two primaries.

The party leadership says nominations for the presidential primary would open on May 26, 2023 and close on June 24, 2023.

For the parliamentary primaries, nominations would open on December 20, 2023 and close on January 4, 2024. The parliamentary primaries would be held on February 24 ,2024.

They say the nomination forms for the parliamentary primaries would be sold a GHc3,000 and filing fees at GHc35,000.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the party, Stephen Ayesu Ntim has scheduled a press conference for today, Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

It is expected the outcome of Monday’s national council meeting will be announced at the press conference.