NPP Issues Guidelines For Parliamentary Primaries
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has issued guidelines for their upcomong Parliamentary primaries. The NPP have set May 24, 2015 for their Parliamentary Primaries and already so many people have announced their intention to contest.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the Party's General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong, party communicators, National, Regional and constituency officers are to desist from openly declaring support for thier candidate.
Aspirants were also cautioned to desist from using "intemperate language and personal attacks on each other in the national media".
Read full statement below:
The New Patriotic Party wishes to inform all party executives, officers and communicators that the guidelines governing the conduct of the upcoming parliamentary primaries, are in force and must be complied with.
These include the following:
' National, Regional and constituency officers of the party should refrain from openly declaring support or campaigning for any individual aspirant.
' Similarly, all party communicators shall desist from openly campaigning or declaring support for any parliamentary aspirant through the various media outlets.
' Parliamentary hopefuls are hereby notified that they only officially become aspirants after they have been cleared by the vetting process.
' Moreover, it shall be the obligation of all Parliamentary aspirants to protect and promote the good name of the party during their campaigns.
Please be advised that the upcoming primaries are localized internal elections therefore aspirants are cautioned to refrain from the use of intemperate language and personal attacks on each other in the national media.
All aspirants, officers and communicators of the party must therefore conduct themselves above reproach and adhere to all stated rules and regulations governing the elections.
Accordingly, any conduct which has the effect of any of the above or is similar in nature to any of the above shall amount to misconduct and shall attract sanctions
Kwabena Agyei Agyepong