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NPP consults ‘Wise Old Lady’

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stepped into its inner chambers to further consult the proverbial ‘wise Old Lady’ reputed as an embodiment of wisdom and has therefore postponed the planned conclave  of the party’s three most powerful hierarchies, the Steering Committee, the National Executive Committee and the National Council originally scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday January  31, 2023.

NPP General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong Esq. with just three days left to the much anticipated meeting date, released a signed  statement to announce it has been put on hold until Thursday February 2, 2023 ostensibly to allow for further consultations ahead of  the meetings.

The body of the statement issued by the NPP General Secretary on Saturday January 28 read:

“This is to officially serve notice to all stakeholders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the Steering Committee, National Executive Committee, and National Council meetings of the Party, which were initially scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2023, have been postponed to Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the same venue.

“This development has been necessitated by the urgent need to further broaden stakeholder consultations and engagements on matters that would be discussed at the said meetings.

“Further, given the importance of such matters and the magnitude of their anticipated impacts on the political fortunes of the NPP, it is prudent that all relevant stakeholders are given the opportunity to attend the meetings, particularly for the significant number of expected attendees who would have missed the initial date due to their work schedules.

“The leadership of the Party apologizes for any inconvenience this might have caused, and appeals to all stakeholders to comply with this information in the interest of the Party.

“Thank you.”

Though the letter never mentioned any of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming meetings, grapevine reports suggest it could touch on proposals for a shakeup of its Majority Group leadership in Parliament as well as the rules of engagement and time table for the party’s parliamentary and presidential primaries.

As for matters of ministerial reshuffle, that one would be left for the President and his 4th Floor, Jubilee House decision makers.

It is understandable why the NPP would allow for further consultations ahead of the decision making meetings, especially with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) suffered a backlash for lack of consultations ahead of its beefed up crack team to face the Majority side when Parliament resumes.

The NDC has however mended its differences and is poised to support its new Minority Leaders headed by Dr. Ato Forson a 44-year old former Deputy Finance Minister to ensure the Majority never gets its way in the Chamber.

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