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As part of preparations towards the 2016 general elections, the opposition New Patriotic Party is poised to hold its constituency elections this weekend. Nominations opened for the elections on November 14, 2013, for interested contestants to purchase the Constituency Nomination forms from the Secretary of the Constituency Elections Committee, Regional or National Office.

The Electoral Commission, with the support of the Constituency Elections Committee, will conduct the elections. An indication has been given by the leadership of the party that some constituencies will be going to the poll Sunday, December 15.

The exercise, which is to be held throughout the country, is supposed to elect the executives who will form part of the party’s Electoral College to elect the national officers so that they will put things together for the subsequent election of the presidential candidate next year.

Meanwhile, elections have already been held in some constituencies which have generated some controversies, as some aggrieved persons have raised objections against certain underhand dealings.

According to the NPP time table of events, the executives who must be appointed are going to be appointed on December 28; following which the constituency album will be updated to include the newly elected executives and appointed officers

From December 31, 2013 to January 3, 2014, three copies of the constituency album will be prepared and two copies submitted to the respective regions while a copy is kept in the constituency. The albums, according to the party, should contain the Patrons, Council of Elders, Constituency Executives, Polling Station Executives , Electoral Area Coordinators and sitting MPs (if any).

Nominations for Regional Elections will be opened from January 4 to 6, 2014; and forms to that effect will be sold to interested contestants at the regional and the national offices.

On January, 7 to 10, 2014, forms will be filed at the Regional Offices for the Regional Elections.

A party insider and Member of Parliament for Adenta constituency, has earlier appealed to the rank and file of the party to play according to the rules and regulations of the elections.

Opare-Hammond told The New Statesman that those in-charge of the constituency elections should not submit themselves to any inducements so that at the end of the day, everything will be transparent, free and fair.
Source: The Finder

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