The National Democratic Congress, NDC, has slated August 24, 2019 for it’s Parliamentary primaries in the Constituencies.

The party will from July 10 to 12 open nominations to all aspirants who wants to contest in all the constituencies party offices with the exception of Afram plains where they will pick their nomination forms from the General Secretary of the party at the party headquarters in Accra.

Addressing a press conference in Accra, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that women and People Living with Disability have been given a special dispensation where they have been allowed to pay half of the original amount for the filing of nominations forms of only twelve thousand five hundred Ghana cedis.

Commenting on the guidelines for the election, Mr. Asiedu Nketia explained that aspirants should satisfy the constitutional requirement which qualifies one to be a Member of Parliament.

He further pointed that aspirant should also satisfy the requirements of the party, adding that no one will be disqualified based on normal procedural errors.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia however cautioned any aspirant who tries to defraud by false pretense or impersonation in what ever form faces disqualification.

According to him, filing of nomination forms will take place on the 18 and 19 of July this year.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia reiterated that vetting follows immediately from the 24th to 25th July throughout the country, whereas various appeals after disqualification should take place on the 29th to 31st of July this year after which they will issue a notice of poll.

He entreated anybody who wishes to aspire to be a Member of Parliament should have fulfilled all conditions and ground rules governing their Parliamentary primaries

Source: WestAfrica 24


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