Parliamentary Primaries Saga NPP Affirmative Action Scrapped

The National Council of the New Patriotic Party has scrapped the controversial affirmative action policy.

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The National Council, the 2nd highest decision making body of the New Patriotic Party has concluded to review some controversial decisions of the National Executive Committee regarding the impending parliamentary primaries that have sparked internal party outrage.

The party’s NEC among other things directed that only females must be allowed to contest in areas with sitting female Members of Parliament (MPs) and also only indigenous Gas should  be allowed to contest Ga traditional areas.

The meeting by the National Council follows a series of agitations which met the announcement of the affirmative action.

Ex-President John Agyekum Kufour and flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo were present at the National Council meeting which was held at the African Regent Hotel  in Accra.

The Committee also concluded to move the parliamentary primaries to June 13.

A member of the National Council, Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffour had told Accra-based Citi FM on Monday that the process had been suspended following a decision to review the new directives on affirmative action proposed by the NEC last week.

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