The petition submitted to the National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) by nine aspirants proposing that the party’s August 26 election be centralized has been dismissed.
Nine aspirants excluding Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia petitioned the party to centralized the polls.
They argued that a centralized election would be more efficient and transparent.
However, after deliberating on the matter, the National Council dismissed the petition.
The Council responded saying the decision to hold the polls in all the regions is in line with the provisions in the party’s constitution.
General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Koduah after the meeting told journalists that the party will go ahead with its planned decentralised election.
The party will on August 26th hold its super delegates conference to select five aspiring presidential candidates out of the ten who filed to contest.
The five will then contest the main presidential primary in November 2023 to elect the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 presidential election.