Some 3,000 delegates of the National Democratic Party (NDP), would be taking part in a congress today [Saturday] to elect a Flagbearer and new executives at the La Trade Fair Centre, going into the November elections.
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is going unopposed for the flagbearership slot, after one person who showed interest to contest her failed to compete when nominations closed.
The party, a breakaway faction of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), is expecting over 2,000 delegates from across all 10 regions.
Aside the flagbearer position, other positions that will be contested for are the National Chairman and Vice Chairpersons, General Secretary and two Deputies, Youth leader and two Deputies, National Women’s leader and two Deputies and the Communications Director and two Deputies.
The NDP have also revealed they are poised to file parliamentary candidates in all 275 constituencies across the country, for the elections. The congress would be conducted and supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Communications Director of the NDP, Owusu Bempah, has told Citi News the party is poised to compete and cause a stir in the election in November, by electing competent people to steer its affairs. He said although Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings would be going unopposed, there would be voting on her endorsement.
“Right after the the congress, we will launch our campaign team for the 2016 elections, we will unveil pour manifesto and our vision for 2016 and if everything goes well, we will hold a press conference and tell the whole world what the NDP is about and we will unveil our vision to capture political power in 2016”.