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Politics Fri, 26 Jan 2018

NPP polling station elections recorded 94% success despite challenges - John Boadu

Acting General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has stated that the party's polling station primaries recorded over 94% success despite some challenges that occurred at some polling stations.

The NPP had its polling station elections from January 17 to 21, 2018.

The NPP in a statement issued on January 25, 2018 and signed by John Boadu commended executives and members of the party for ensuring the elections were successful.

According to the statement, "The NPP wishes to extend its gratitude to the rank and file of the party particularly those who played diverse roles in the just ended successful polling station primaries of the party which came off between January 17 and 21, 2018".

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While congratulating the successful candidates, the statement further lauded aspirants, supporters and all stakeholders for showing “maturity” and respecting rules that governed the elections.

“Having successfully completed the polling station elections, the party is now set to hold Electoral Area Primaries to elect Electoral Area Coordinators. This is scheduled to begin on Friday, 26th January to Monday, 29th January across all the over 5000 Electoral Areas in the country,” the statement revealed.

Below is the full statement

January 25, 2018

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NPP IS GRATEFUL FOR A SUCCESSFUL POLLING STATION PRIMARIES AND PREPARES TO HOLD ELECTORAL AREA COORDINATORS' ELECTIONS

The NPP wishes to extend its gratitude to the rank and file of the party particularly those who played diverse roles in the just ended successful polling station primaries of the party which came off between January 17 to 21, 2018. The primaries recorded over 94% success rate and this, the party finds, gratifying. A "mop-up exercise" was conducted to make up for polling stations that had some challenges.

The party has noted with delight, the maturity with which all stakeholders including aspirants and their supporters respected the rules of engagement and for that matter the guidelines that governed the conduct of the primaries and wishes to commend them for same.

The party also congratulates all the successful candidates and hopes that they are able to discharge their mandate effectively and thus strengthen the polling station structures of the party which invariably forms the very foundation of the party.

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Having successfully completed the polling station elections, the party is now set to hold Electoral Area Primaries to elect Electoral Area Coordinators. This is scheduled to begin on Friday, 26th January to Monday, 29th January across all the over 5000 Electoral Areas in the country.

For emphasis, the Electoral College for the Electoral Area Coordinators' elections shall comprise all the five elected polling station executives from each polling station within the Electoral Area as well as the incumbent Electoral Area Coordinator.

The party once again, anticipates the maximum cooperation of all stakeholders in this important exercise and wishes all aspirants the best of luck while admonishing them to abide by the rules and regulations that had been issued.

Thank you.

...Signed...

JOHN BOADU

General Secretary (Ag)

Source: Daniel Kaku

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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