It maybe three years before Ghana holds its next general elections but party delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are already full steam ahead in their bid to outshow each other to proof that he or she is best suited to lead the party to the next elections
We are a week away from the much anticipated 2021 Annual National Delegates Conference, and giant billboards continue to grow overnight on the streets of Accra as NPP stalwarts try to stake their claim for the 2024 flagbearership, National and Regional executive positions
This is in direct contradiction to a circular that was released by the political party banning all forms of campaign by party delegates in the lead up to the 2021 Annual National Delegates Conference.
“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.
But it would appear the warnings have fallen on death ears as serious campaigning and erection of billboards keep going on in the lead up to the National Annual Delegates Conference and the Party’s Ashanti Regional Vice Chairman, Kwabena Nsenkyire has revealed the measures he will adopt to remedy the problem.
“I will personally go round and uproot all those billboards if they remain within Kumasi by Tuesday. I am surprised that they had such huge sums of money to erect giant billboard projects themselves and did not do anything to project President Akufo-Addo during the 2020 campaign”, he stated.