The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that all preparations are on for its Saturday, November 4, presidential primary, which will select a candidate to represent them in the general election next year.
The party’s general secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, claims that money will not affect the next elections.
In a Joy TV interview that 1Family Radio monitored, he stated that everything needed for a smooth election process has been set up for this coming Saturday.
“With a few days left, I can tell you and the party’s rank and file that we are ready. The Electoral Commission is ready, the Ghana Police Service is also ready, and I believe that delegates and the aspirants themselves are also ready,’’ he noted.
He said that the party fully supports the Ghana Police Service’s efforts to provide unhindered, maximum security during the poll.
“We have never had a perfect election in this world, and we always learn from the previous ones and improve on the future ones. About a week ago, the party, the Electoral Commission, and the Ghana Police Service, together with the aspirants, had a meeting at the police headquarters, and we were all clear in our minds about the role that the Ghana Police Service will be playing on Saturday.’’
“And I also indicated our fullest support to the Ghana Police Service, that on Saturday they are in charge; they are supposed to make sure there is maximum security in and around where the voting will be taking place in all the 277 centers that we are going to have the election in. On that day, I have also given them the assurance that, as a party, we will comport ourselves very well, and nobody, even from the presidency to the national party, will have the right to interfere with the work that will be done by the Electoral Commission or the Ghana Police Service,” he added.
A total of little more than 208,000 delegates will vote in the 270 constituencies throughout the nation to choose one of the four candidates.
Members of Parliament, chief executives of cities, counties, and provinces, ministers and their deputies, NPP founding members, National Council members, patrons, and senior council members are among the delegates that make up the Electoral College.