The National Executive Council (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party, the second highest decision-making body of the party will today May 22, 2014 hold a crunch meeting in Accra.
With the exception of the Upper West and Upper East regional Secretaries who received late text message invitations to the meeting, all the NEC members including regional Chairmen and their Secretaries have already arrived in Accra for today’s meeting.
Top on the agenda would be drawing a time table for the already heated flag bearer contest.
Citi News has picked strong signal that some of the members will push for early congress to curtail deepening disunity in the NPP ahead of the 2016 elections.
Also on the agenda is the appointment of officers for the various positions at the national level.
These include the Director of Communication, Director of elections, Director of Finance and Administration among others.
Also expected to be appointed are Deputy General Secretary, two Deputy National youth and National Organizers as well as Deputy Women Organizers and Deputies for the Nasara Club.
As envisaged earlier, Citi News has picked up a strong signal that the Executive Director of policy Think Tank, Centre for Freedom and Accuracy, Andrew Awuni is on top of the Director of Communication list.
Former Northern Regional Communications Director of the NPP, Abudu Abdul Ganiyu is likely to be appointed as Deputy Communications Director with additional responsibility of managing the three regions of the north.
Information available to Citi News indicate that National Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku prefers one Mustapha Abdul Salam from Tamale to be his first deputy but forces belonging to the Alan Kyerementeng camp are lobbying for one Mr. Mujeeb who is the latter’s campaign coordinator in the Upper West Region
In an attempt to make the NPP attractive to the Voltarians, Kenwood Norwusu is tipped to deputize Kwabena Agyei Agyepong who succeeded Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie after the Tamale delegates’ congress.
The outcome of today’s meeting will determine whether the NPP is indeed hungry for power or will continue to wallow in opposition for the next decade.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana