We’II announce new date for prez primary after stakeholder consultation-NDC


 

Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Barbara Serwaa Adomah, has indicated that the party is currently undergoing a consultation will stakeholders towards a new date for the presidential primary.

The party had scheduled January 26, 2019 as the date for the primary. However, a court order challenging the processes and guidelines forced the party to postpone the primary.

In an interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the deputy scribe of the party said the new date would be announced after the consultation.

The leadership of the party she said cannot be blamed for the postponement but because it was necessary for every stakeholder to agree on the way forward, they had to postpone the primary.

The NDC last week agreed to revise its guidelines for the presidential primary.

This was contained in a document spelling out the the terms of settlement between lawyers for the NDC and two plaintiffs [party members] who secured an interim injunction against the party over what they termed as unlawful election guidelines set by the party.

The plaintiffs, Abdallah Issah and Kabu Nartey Nartey-Oman went to court to challenges the guidelines set for the primary by the party.

The party agreed to amend the guidelines requiring a person aspiring to be a presidential candidate to be a paid member for 10 years.

The parties also agreed that a new date for the primary should be fixed in accordance with the relevant constitutional provisions of the NDC.

 

She continued to assure party members the party will come out united after the primary, elect a candidate to help the party win power from the New Patriotic Party in 2020.

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