The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that their presidential primary to elect a flagbearer for the 2024 general elections will take place on November 4, 2023. This decision was made at the party’s National Council meeting in Accra on Monday, April 3, 2023. If the number of aspirants is more than five, a special conference will be held on August 26, 2023, to reduce the number to a minimum of five.
The council also discussed the timetable for the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2024 general elections. Nominations for the presidential primary will open on May 26, 2023, and close on June 24, 2023. On the other hand, nominations for the parliamentary primaries will open on December 20, 2023, and close on January 4, 2024. The parliamentary primaries will be held on February 24, 2024.
Nomination forms for the parliamentary primaries will be sold for GHc3,000, and filing fees will be GHc35,000. Stephen Ayesu Ntim, the National Chairman of the party, has scheduled a press conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, where the outcome of the National Council meeting will be announced.
This announcement from the NPP comes as the party prepares to elect a successor to President Akufo-Addo, who will be completing his second term in office. With the dates for the presidential and parliamentary primaries now set, the NPP is expected to gear up for a rigorous campaign season leading up to the 2024 general elections.