The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has extended the deadline for the submission of proxy applications for its November 4, 2023, primaries to Monday, October 23, 2023.
According to the party, the extension is in response to concerns raised by prospective applicants.
Contained in a statement signed by Secretary of the Presidential Elections Committee of the NPP, William Yamoah, it revealed that the extension is also intended to “afford all stakeholders in the upcoming presidential elections ample time to meet the application requirements”.
“To successfully submit a proxy application, applicants should show proof of their absence or the cause of their inability to be physically present at the voting centre. Supporting documentation: An affidavit or declaration from a Commissioner of Oath is required for every proxy application.”New Patriotic Party
The NPP stated that submission methods for the proxy applications may be filed in person at the NPP Headquarters, located at Asylum Down, Accra. Alternatively, it noted that it can be submitted directly to the Secretary of the Presidential Elections Committee.
Furthermore, the statement by the Secretary of the Presidential Elections Committee of the NPP emphasized that the proxy list would be made publicly available for verification.
However, it explained that any suspected false declarations may be challenged and referred to the appropriate national institution for further investigation.
“It is important to note that only delegates to the main Congress, eligible to vote in the Saturday, November 4, 2023, election, shall have the right to vote by proxy.”New Patriotic Party
It will be recalled that the party had initially set Friday, October 13, 2023, as the deadline for the submission of proxy applications in respect of the flagbearer race slated for November 4, 2023.
NPP members urged to remain united ahead of 2024 elections
Meanwhile, member of parliament for Dormaa East, Paul Twum-Barimah, has cautioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the party flagbearer elections slated for November 4.
According to him, there is the need for the party to remain united despite the competition among aspirants contesting for the flagbearership of the party. He petitioned the national chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to ensure there’s sanctity within the elections.
Mr Twum-Barimah stated that any divisive acts during the November 4 election will not augur well for the party.
“I think we’ve done the needful. Clearly, NPP has done it before, and we will do it again. However, it is not out of place to caution ourselves that 4th November is not our final election. 4th November is an election for the New Patriotic Party to win, not an individual to win. So, it is important that we take critical notice of how we act, during and after the 4th of November…”Paul Twum-Barimah
Furthermore, Mr Twum-Barimah called for calm and urged the party to create a peaceful and level playing field for all candidates. He explained that the New Patriotic Party must come out as a winner at the end of the day.
“… The elephant must be the winner at the end of the day, and we will all rally behind the elephant going into the December 7, 2024. Nothing should change that perception or that mind. I am confident in our national chairman and our national executives that they will lead such a cause. We have done it before, and truly, we are going to do it again.”Paul Twum-Barimah