The Ghana Police Service have prevented the media from entering the Tamale College of Education where the super delegates conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is ongoing in the Northern region.
OnuaOnline’s Northern regional correspondent, Christopher Amoako has reported that the police say the directive is an instruction from from leadership of the party in the region.
Efforts to get the regional elections committee to comment on the matter is yielding a negative result as none of them is willing to speak to the media on the development.
Meanwhile, General Secretary Justin Koduah Frimpong has urged all stakeholders in the party to be decorous throughout the exercise.
Speaking to the media at the party’s headquarters Saturday, August 26, 2023, Mr. Koduah Frimpong commended the Elections Management Committee for a great job done so far, and assured aspirants that their concerns would be addressed by the appropriate body by the close of day.
“We all need to be decorous and the way and manner in which the elections committee have managed the process, they have done a yeoman’s job and I say kudos to them. At the end of the day we also urge the aspirants that every concern that they raised, during or before today will be addressed by the elections committee which I know they had their last meeting on Thursday.
The General Secretary also cautioned party members to desist from tagging people as winners and losers at the end of the exercise since the victory will be for the NPP and not any single individual.
“At the end of the day we are selecting five out of 10 and it’s not about this person has won this person has dropped, it is the NPP that has won,” he assured.
The NPP are having a special delegates congress today to prune 10 aspirants vying for the flagbearer of the party heading to the 2024 elections. The exercise is meant to reduce the number from 10 to five before a general conference to settle on a flagbearer November 4 this year.
Three key persons standing tall to make the top five include Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, and former Trade and Industry minister, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen.