The ruling New Patriotic Party has outlined its timetable for the election of Executives from polling stations to the National starting from 2022.
In a statement, sighted by DGN Online, the party will begin with the Polling Stations Elections which will take place on 20th January, across all the polling stations in the country.
The party will further hold its Electoral Area Coordinators election, in February, and the Constituency Executives elections in March, this year.
While the Regional and National Executives Elections will also take place in April and June 2022 respectively.
Already, the Party has issued a code of conduct to regulate the conduct of party members in both presidential and parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2024 elections.
This, according to the party, will forestall the reoccurrence of some unpleasant events which occurred in the past and instill discipline in party administration.
A statement signed by the Party’s General Secretary, John Boadu said “The code of conduct has been formulated by Article 18 of the New Patriotic Party’s constitution, and it is applicable to party supporters and actors including government Appointees; Ministers; Members of Governing Boards/Councils; Chief Executive Officers of Governmental Institutions; Members of Parliament; Metropolitan. Municipal and District Chief Executives; Aspirants/Potential Candidates; their Supporters and all other Members of the Party”.
According to the Party, “The code of conduct is applicable during the period preceding the opening of nominations for prospective candidates to contest for the party’s presidential and parliamentary elections.”
The statement explained that a National Complaints Committee has been constituted to receive complaints of violations and breaches of this code of conduct, through the General Secretary.
The committee comprises the Chairman of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee, Lawyer Frank Davies, Chairman of the National Council of Elders, Hackman Owusu Agyeman, and the General Secretary of the Party, John Boadu.
The committee has been tasked to investigate each complaint of violations of the code of conduct to determine whether or not there is a “prima facie case.”
“Where the committee has established a prima facie basis in a particular complaint, it shall make a referral to the National Disciplinary Committee for the necessary disciplinary actions in line with the provisions of the Constitution,” the party instructed.
BY Daniel Bampoe