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NPP constituency chairmen to pay allowances of delegates

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The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday directed all delegates for the April 30 parliamentary primaries to contact constituency chairmen or treasurers for their transport allowances.

A statement in Accra signed by Ms Esther Dzifa Ofori, National Treasurer, to the Ghana News Agency said the National Secretariat had transferred transport allowance of all delegates to the respective constituencies for disbursement.

Meanwhile, the Elections 2012 flag bearer of the party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on behalf of the party, has extended best wishes to all the parliamentary candidates and delegates taking part in Saturday’s parliamentary primaries across the country.

“We have had a very successful period of rebuilding after the 2008 general elections. The party’s constitutional amendments of 2009 led to significant expansion of our electoral colleges for the election of party officers, parliamentary candidates and presidential candidate.

“Since then, we set out on a series of elections of party officers, from polling station executives, electoral area coordinators, constituency executives, regional executives to national executives,” Nana Akufo Addo stated in a statement to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.

He said the entire nation bore testimony to the “efficient, peaceful and successful manner” in which the party and its membership conducted themselves during all these elections.

“Last August, over 107,000 delegates cast their votes in the national congress to elect the 2012 presidential candidate, a massive jump from about 2,300 delegates previously.

“That impressive contest, the first of its kind anywhere in Africa, took place simultaneously in all constituencies nationwide and without any negative incident,” the statement noted.

Nana Akufo Addo said these parliamentary primaries were the last of the necessary internal party contests in the party’s preparations towards Election 2012.

“All the successes and improvements we have made so far as a party since 2008 may come to nothing if we do not conduct these upcoming parliamentary primaries with the same kind of competence, maturity, esprit de corps and unity of purpose.”

He said the ultimate objective was winning power in 2012 to deliver for the Ghanaian people a brighter future and enhanced governance, adding “we should all be guided by this.”

Source: GNA

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