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LEADERS OF the People’s National Convention (PNC) have stated that although they are working hard to form an alliance with the Conventions People’s Party (CPP), they will never align with the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

General Secretary of the PNC, Bernard Mornah, speaking in an interview with DAILY GUIDE after a press conference to formally announce the date for the party’s national delegates’ congress, reiterated that both the NDC and the NPP had nothing good to offer Ghanaians.

He added that since the PNC’s ideology was totally different from that of the NDC and the NPP, any alliance with wither of the two parties would mean the PNC would have to agree to endorse their failed policies.

Mr. Mornah noted that the PNC was however ready to merge or form an alliance with any other political party in Ghana.

According to him, the PNC could not dictate to the CPP but if the CPP decided to do anything against the will of the PNC, the party would have to look for other political parties that will not do anything against its wishes.

Addressing the media, the General Secretary announced that PNC will go to the national delegates’ congress from November 25th-27th in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region to elect a flag bearer for the 2012 elections as well as national executives.

“Nominations for national executives and flag-bearer positions will be opened on September 30, 2011 whilst the submission of forms ends on October 20, 2011,” he noted.

He pointed out that nominations will close on October 20 adding that in order for the PNC to increase participation of women in active political leadership positions, the filing fee for women vying for any of the positions including the presidential slot is free.

Male aspirants for the flagbearership position will pay GH˘5,000; National Chairman and General Secretary, GH˘1,000, while the remaining national positions would attract a filing fee of GH˘500.

Mr. Mornah indicated that the decisions were taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its September 17, 2011 meeting.

He said that the party had started the election of executives throughout the 230 constituencies which would culminate in the 10 regional executive congresses before the national congress.

Mr. Mornah expressed the hope that those seeking to lead the party would monitor and follow all the processes and be conversant with them.

“All regional conferences are to be conducted by October 21, 2011.”

The NEC, he noted, had granted that constituencies whose conferences were yet to be held should do so within the next three weeks.

“For strategic reasons, constituencies should in the course of their elections also use the occasion to elect parliamentary candidates but this must be properly and widely advertised.
Source: Stella Danso Addai(D-Guide)

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