11.07.2006 NPP News

NPP Big Guns Debate Whether Or Not To Have Early Congress

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A prominent figure in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has vehemently opposed calls for an early National Delegates Congress to elect a flagbearer to lead the ruling party into the 2008 presidential elections.

Dr Amoaku Tuffuor, one of the nine prominent persons credited for drawing the NPP Constitution, in an interview with CITI NEWS said that an early Congress would only spell doom for the NPP.

His comments come in the wake of heated debates within the NPP over whether or not it is politically correct for the NPP to decide on its candidate two years ahead of the general elections.

Information available to CITI NEWS indicates that certain elements in the inner circle of the NPP leadership are lobbying for early Congress this year to elect their candidate.

They argue that the move would help give ample time to the party to market and prepare whoever is elected as flagbearer. But Dr Amoaku Tuffuor says demands for early Congress are dangerous.

But having elaborately assigned reasons why he believes an early Congress to elect a flagbearer for the NPP would be counter productive, what calendar for the election of a presidential candidate would Dr Amoako Tuffuor favour for the election of a flagbearer.

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