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NPP Lauds Members For Demonstrating Maturity in Primaries

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NPP Lauds Members For Demonstrating Maturity in Primaries


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Jun 23, 2020 07:41

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NPP Lauds Members For Demonstrating Maturity in Primaries

New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lauded its members and sympathizers for demonstrating maturity in its just-ended parliamentary primaries. NPP held its primaries on Saturday, June 20, in constituencies where it has sitting MPs.

The primaries were deemed to be generally successful and in a statement signed by its General Secretary, John Boadu, NPP expressed its profound gratitude to its members and sympathizers.

NPP says the milestone it chalked on Saturday vindicated its unbeatable democratic credentials and further entrenched the NPP’s position as the bastion of internal party democracy on the Continent of Africa and beyond.

It also congratulated its newly elected parliamentary candidates. “The primaries, which were held simultaneously in the 168 constituencies across the country on Saturday, June 20, 2020, were extremely peaceful and successful except in a few

isolated cases where some not very palatable scenes were recorded in some 3 or 4 constituencies out of the 168. Of course, the NPP did not and could not have anticipated a hundred percent (100%) incidence-free primaries because perfection and infallibility exist nowhere in human lexicon.”

According to the statement, “The successful conduct of the primaries, which is the first democratic exercise involving mass participation that the country has experienced since the outbreak of Covid-19, fortifies our conviction that the country

can equally undertake the other democratic exercises ahead of us including the continuation of the Ghana card registration, the upcoming voter registration and the conduct of the 2020 general elections.”

“The primaries, which were held simultaneously in the 168 constituencies across the country on Saturday, June 20, 2020, were extremely peaceful and successful except in a few isolated cases where some not very palatable scenes were

recorded in some 3 or 4 constituencies out of the 168. Of course, the NPP did not and could not have anticipated a hundred percent (100%) incidence-free primaries because perfection and infallibility exist nowhere in human lexicon.”

“To the aspiring candidates who were unsuccessful in the contest including the incumbent MPs who were not given the nod by the delegates in order to have yet another opportunity to renew their mandate in the 2020 general elections, the party commends

them for putting up a healthy contest and wishes them a better luck next time. They should all take consolation in the fact that the process had been very successful contrary to the wishes of our detractors.”

“Indeed, it is our position that there had not been winners and there had not been losers in the Saturday primaries. The biggest beneficiary and for that matter the real winner is the NPP. We must all take pride in the fact that the rules of engagements

spelt out by the party have largely been complied with thereby culminating in this historic milestone, which has further vindicated the NPP’s unbeatable democratic credentials and entrenched the party’s enviable position as the bastion of internal party democracy on the Continent and beyond.”

“The party also notes with delight that there had been a significant compliance with the Covid-19 health protocols that were put in place at each polling centre, and therefore commends its

members/delegates, officials of the electoral commission, the media as well as the security agencies and indeed all persons who played various roles towards the attainment of this enviable feat.”

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