GENERAL SECRETARY of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Justin Frimpong Kodua, says he will not support any of the party’s presidential aspirants.
Reports making rounds indicated that former Minister for Trade, Alan Kyeremanten, Vice President Bawumia, Kennedy Agyapong and others would battle for the top position.
Justin Kodua stated that as the Chief Scribe of the party, morally, he is expected to be free and fair without any bias or affection for any of the candidates to ensure peace.
Similarly, Justin Kodua stated emphatically that he would remain neutral in the party’s parliamentary elections in the 275 constituencies in the country in the interest of the NPP.
“I will not take sides in our upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections and this solemn promise from me is non-negotiable and it cannot be reversed”, he said.
Speaking in an interview with King Edward of Hello FM in Kumasi, Justin Kodua assured that forms for the two important elections would be available for qualified people.
“As the General Secretary of this great party, I promise to ensure a free and fair elections to elect our next presidential candidate and parliamentary candidates.
“The days when reports of qualified party people being denied forms to contest for these key party positions are over”, he stated, reiterating “I will remain neutral always”.
Justin Kodua also said his administration would not allow any person to be imposed on a certain constituency as their parliamentary candidate since it could create troubles.
“Every party member, including sitting MPs, who wants to contest for parliamentary seats on NPP tickets in 2024 should know that they will go into elections,” he said.
Justin Kodua, who spoke on a wide range of current party issues, said the party is yet to decide when to go to the polls to elect a flagbearer and the parliamentary aspirants.
According to him, the NPP National Executive Council (NEC) and Steering Committee would meet on January 31, 2023, where they would give dates for the two elections.