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NPP Ready for Delegate Conference

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The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, John Boadu has stated the party’s readiness for the upcoming National Annual Delegates Conference.

Briefing the press at the Party’s head office in Accra yesterday, he said measures have been put in place to ensure the Annual Delegates Conference becomes a success.

“The party having put in place all relevant arrangements and preparation, is very confident that the 2018 National Annual delegate conference shall be a record remarkable success,” he said.

He further called on party members to adhere to directions and comport themselves to ensure a peaceful conference.

The Conference would come off on Friday July 6 and end on July 8, at the Koforidua Technical University in the Eastern Region.

Among other things, the conference shall elect national officers who will steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.

This is being held pursuant to Article 10 of the Party Constitution, which provides that the National Annual Delegates Conference be held at least four (4) weeks after the last Regional Annual Delegates Conference.

John Boadu indicated that “the conference shall be anchored on the theme, “BUILDING A STRONGER PARTY, DELIVERING PROSPERITY TO GHANAIANS.”

He explained that the choice of the theme is based on the fact that the party indeed recognizes the need to build and strengthen its structures to become more formidable in order to sustain power, and also to continue to deliver prosperity to the Ghanaian people.

EC Boss Dismissal

The party has rubbished accusations being made by the opposition NDC, that the Akufo-Addo led government deliberately masterminded the sacking of the Electoral Commission boss, Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies.

According to General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, it would take an uninformed person to think and suggest that President or the NPP could have orchestrated their sacking.

He said, “the processes leading to their removal from office are in absolute compliance with the provisions of the Constitution and nothing more.”

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is reported to have held a press conference hours after the EC boss was dismissed, accusing the NPP of masterminding her dismissal.

The National Organizer of the party, Kofi Adams stated that the Akufo-Addo led administration is embarking on needless transfer of workers at some state institutions including the Electoral Commission.

“It is very clear that this government has so far failed, lost the fight against corruption. The attempt and the fear for which reason they have set out to remove an arbiter of our elections and the two deputies so as to allow them to continue their rigging machinery,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, John Boadu, has indicated that it was the Chief Justice committee that recommended the removal of the former Chairperson and her two deputies upon finding them guilty of wrongdoing, and breaches of law pursuant to Article 146.

According to him, the President had no option than to act in accordance with the committee’s recommendations.

“It is a truism that this whole thing started with internal wrangling involving the 3 top EC officials throwing mud at one another with all manner of accusations and counteraccusations which eventually found expressions in petitions filed by some workers of the Electoral Commission thereby triggering Article 146 of the Constitution. The President only performed what the constitution of Ghana enjoins him to perform by first of all, referring such petitions to the Chief Justice and acting in accordance with the recommendations of the committee,” he explained.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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