The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will on December 17, 2017 holds an emergency National Delegates’ conference in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi to deliberate on some constitutional amendments of the party.
The conference will be attended by all members of regional council, twelve delegates from the external branches, all ministers and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives and all National executive members and all members of the constituency executives.
‘Epa Hoa Daben’ on Accra-based Happy FM can confirm that the party took the decision to hold the emergency delegates’ conference at the National Executives Council meeting held yesterday and chaired by the Acting National Chairman of the party Freddie Blay in Accra.
The National Council of the party has also extended the term of office of the National officers for the next three months.
The reports say by that time, the party would have finished with its national elections across the country the extension would elapsed.
The party has also resolved that all Metropolitan, Municipal District Chief Executives who are interested in contesting the position of Member of Parliament, Regional Chairman, Regional Secretary and Treasurers in areas with sitting MPs will have to resign their positions three years before the election of the party.
The decision is to curb the unnecessary rivalry and acrimony that rears its head during primary in such areas with sitting MPs.
After the conference in Kumasi, the party can now go ahead to set the date for the election of National office holders of the party next year.