Ten aspiring parliamentary candidates in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have petitioned the party’s National Parliamentary Appeals Committee for a review of the decision of the national vetting committee.
The aspirants were not recommended by the vetting committee for onward approval by the National Executive committee, NEC.
The party in a statement revealed the recommendation of some 350 aspirants for approval by NEC ahead of the September 28 primaries in the party’s orphan constituencies.
‘Orphan constituencies’ are ones where the sitting Member of Parliament is not an NPP member.
In an interview the Director of Research and Elections for the NPP, Evans Nimako clarified that final approval of aspirants will be made known by the National Executive committee after a meeting on September 12.
“The final approval of people who are to be cleared to contest will come from the national executive committee…The party has planned to have a National Committee meeting on 12th September after which prospective aspirants will be officially informed so that they can go ahead to campaign and talk to delegates.”