The presidential primaries held by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to choose a candidate for the general elections in 2024 will take place on November 4, 2023.
However, the party would convene an Extraordinary Congress on August 26 if more than five candidates submit applications to contest the primary.
The presidential primary nomination season will run from May 26 until June 24, 2023.
Moreover, the party declared that parliamentary primaries would take place in February 2024. Between December 20, 2023, and January 4, 2024, nominations will be taken.
Thus, the party will select its presidential candidate before selecting its legislative candidates.
Also, the National Council has told MMDCEs that they can’t run for office in areas where the party already has people in parliament.
The NPP issued a statement through its General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, that read in part, “The party has also finalized specific rules and regulations to govern the conduct of both the presidential and parliamentary primaries, which would be made accessible to the public in due time.”
The following timing has been authorized:
Opening of Nomination – 26th May 2023
Closing of Nomination -24th June 2023
Special Electoral College Elections (if any) -26th August 2023
National Congress – 4th November 2023
a. ORPHAN CONSTITUENCIES
Opening of Nominations -16th June 2023
Closing of Nominations – 14th July 2023
Elections – from 1st August to 2nd December 2023
b. CONSTITUENCIES WITH SITTING MPs
Opening of Nominations – 20th December 2023
Closing of Nominations – 4th January 2024
Elections – 24th February 2024