Politics of 2014-06-23

NPP to organize delegates’ conference

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) regional chairmen are to organize delegates’ conference to elect new representatives to the National Council of the party.

The ten regional chairmen have resolved to organize regional delegates’ conference across the country on June 29, to elect representatives to the National Council.

A former party Constituency Chairman of the Central Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Mr. David Hoezame has filed a writ challenging the status of the party’s National Council as presently constituted.

He claims the Afoko led administration has failed to reconstitute the National Council after it took office in April 2014 thereby breaching the NPP constitution.

He is thus seeking an order restraining the party from going ahead with congress to elect a presidential candidate on December 6, because the National Council which approved it was illegally constituted.

The Upper West Regional Chairman of the NPP Alhaji Abubakar Abdul Rahaman told Joy News the conventional way of appointing representatives must change.

“There was a conventional way of doing it but now somebody is in court for us to go by the constitution so we want to do exactly what is in the constitution so that we do not have the problem of antagonizing one another.”

He added that nominations are open and encouraged interested persons to pick forms.

However, Mr. Hoezame is being attacked for failing to properly read and understand the constitution of the party before filling the writ.

Speaking to the New Statesman, a legal expert said Mr. Hoezame failed to follow appropriate procedures before going ahead to file the writ.

“From my checks in the party, and from the Disciplinary Committee, Mr. Hoezame has not even made an appearance at the Disciplinary Committee of the party, and can therefore not be said to have exhausted the grievance procedure of the party as laid down in the constitution of the party.”

Source: myjoyonline.com
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