The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has placed a ban on all activities synonymous with internal party campaign, including presidential and parliamentary primaries contest prior to its national delegates conference.
The New Patriotic Party released a statement announcing its intention to hold a National Delegates Conference and expected to come off 18th and 20th December 2021 at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
“At a meeting held on Thursday 9th December 2021, the National Steering Committee of the Party, acting under Article 10 (10) (1) of the Constitution of the Party and in furtherance of the Code of Conduct issued under Article 18 to regulate and guide the activities of members prior to the opening of nominations, has banned the display of paraphernalia and advocacy for individual aspirants at the upcoming National Annual Delegates Conference.
“The Party continued that “no billboards and or sign boards, banners or any kind of outdoor signage with the images and or names of individual members, with or without the consent of the individual, shall be acceptable. This applies to the area within the Greater Kumasi Metropolis. All such displays, if put up already, should be removed,” the NPP Director of Communications, Yaw Buaben Asamoa disclosed said in the statement.
It continued that “Furthermore, no t-shirts, flyers, brochures, and or souvenirs, branded and or embossed with the portraits and names of individuals, shall be allowed within the precincts of the Conference, including but not limited to places of accommodation for delegates. Any person, with or without their consent, whose image is flaunted on any advocacy material and who does not take active steps to desist from any public displays of aspiration for position within the precincts of Greater Kumasi, runs a higher risk of disqualification in the event nominations are declared opened.”