The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that it’s sitting female Members of Parliament (MPs) will not be contested by male MPs in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries.
[contextly_sidebar id=”mXsOtAnqCJC4lO3k1xgoAvCoqEV7vxFu”]According to the leadership of the NPP, only female aspirants will be allowed to contest the sitting female MPs.
They explained that the directive is to ensure that their 17 female parliamentarians are maintained in Parliament.
General Secretary of the NPP, Kwabena Agyepong confirmed this to Citi News.
Date for parliamentary primaries
The date for the NPP’s parliamentary primaries has been set for May 24, 2015.
Nominations for the primaries will be opened on March 30 2015.
The date for vetting will be on April 17 and the results of the vetting will be released on 20th and 30th April.
In a related development, the NPP has further directed that some constituencies in the Ga communities including Ngleshie Amanfrom, Ledzekuku Krowor, Odododiodoo will have only Ga indigenes contesting those areas.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana