Politics of Sat, 11 Nov 20176
NPP updates membership register
Constituency and polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been instructed to “update the membership register at all the polling stations in the country”.
Acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, said in a statement on Friday, 10 November that the move is part of preparations toward the parties internal primaries.
The statement added that the exercise is pursuant to Article 3 I(1) of the party’s constitution which provides that, “There shall be kept at every polling station and in the office of the party in each constituency, an up-to-date register of members of the party in the constituency which shall be updated every six months and forwarded to the national secretariat”.
The decision to open the membership register for the necessary updates was arrived at by the National Steering Committee of the party at its meeting on Wednesday, 8 November 2017.
The party has also directed all external branches to follow suit and act accordingly.
“National Secretariat takes cognisance of a memo sent to these external branches dated November 3, 2017 by the party's International Relations Directorate on this subject which gave 21st December as the deadline for the completion and submission of their updated membership register. The party extends this deadline by ten additional days to be in line with the national deadline.
“For emphasis once again, the deadline for the completion of this exercise is December 31, 2017 and this applies to all the polling stations in the country and the external branches,” the statement added.