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By-Election: NPP Holds Manhyia South Primary On July 14 | Politics

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has approved timelines for a parliamentary primary ahead of a by-election in the Manhyia South Constituency of the Ashanti region.

The impending by-election has been necessitated by the nomination of the Minister for Energy and MP for the constituency, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the presidential running mate to the NPP’s flagbearer for the 2024 general elections.

The incumbent MP is also the NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate for this year’s election.

He first served as the MP for Manhyia South in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020.

In a statement issued by the General Secretary of the party, Justin Kodua Frimpong on Friday, July 5, the NPP said nominations will be opened on Monday, July 8, 2024, and end on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

The primary will follow on Sunday, July 14, 2024.

The statement further said that an aspiring parliamentary candidate shall procure a nomination form after the payment of a non-refundable application fee of GH₵3,000.00.

“To successfully file the nomination, an APC shall pay a non-refundable filing fee of thirty-five thousand Ghana cedis (GH₵35,000.00) in Bankers Draft in favour of the NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ACCRA.”

Additionally, the NPP said women, youth and persons with disabilities (PWDs) will receive a 50 per cent rebate on the filing fees.

“This means they will be required to pay a non-refundable filing fee of seventeen thousand and five hundred Ghana cedis (GH₵17,500.00). To ensure clarity, we define a youth as an individual between the ages of 18 and 40,” the party added.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission is yet to announce a date for the by-election.

Source: JoyNews



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