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Bernard Mornah - General Secretary of the PNC
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The Peoples National Convention (PNC), another Nkrumaist political party, has fixed November 25-27, 2012, as the date for its joint congress to elect national officers and a flag bearer for the 2012 election.

The congress scheduled to be held in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region is expected to review the partys constitution to strengthen the party and deal with the exigency of current political trends.

Briefing the Daily Graphic in Accra , the General Secretary of the PNC, Mr Bernard Mornah, said the national executive committee of the party would meet on September 17, 2012??? to fix the date for the opening of nominations for both aspiring national officers and flag bearer hopefuls to pick their forms and submit them before vetting.

Currently, he said, the constituency elections were going on feverishly and would be followed with the election of regional officers and a national delegates congress.

Focusing on some of the likely proposals which would be considered by the congress, Mr Mornah said there were proposals for the amendment of the partys constitution including whether or not the presidential candidate of the party should continue to be the leader of the party at every point in time.

Other proposals include whether or not to make the youth wing autonomous and also change the general secretarys position as the electoral returning officer of the party at every congress.

Mr Mornah said the party would set up a constitutional review committee that would receive all proposed amendments to the partys constitution for onward submission to the national executive committee and congress.

At the end of the delegates congress, the PNC is expected to emerge as a formidable force to contend with in the 2012 general election.

The PNC has contested all national elections since the inception of the Fourth Republic apart from the 1992 parliamentary election which was boycotted along with other opposition parties.

In December 2004, the PNC was part of the Grand Coalition that won four out of 230 seats. Dr Edward Mahama, candidate of the Grand Coalition won 1.9 per cent of the votes cast at the presidential election.

In the December 2008 elections, the party won two seats in Parliament with Dr Mahama being the presidential candidate for the fourth time and receiving 0.8 per cent of the valid votes cast.
Source: Daily Graphic

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