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NPP Sets April 13 for Ejisu Parliament Primary Ahead of By-Election

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that the parliamentary primary for the Ejisu Constituency, in preparation for the upcoming by-election, will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

This decision follows the passing of the incumbent Member of Parliament, Dr. John Kumah, who died on March 7, 2024, at the age of 45 after a brief illness.

In a press release signed by the General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Kodua Frimpong, on March 29, 2024, it was stated that the opening of nominations will begin on Tuesday, April 2, and close on Thursday, April 4, 2023.

According to the party’s statement, aspiring parliamentary candidates (APCs) must procure nomination forms after paying a non-refundable application fee of GH₵3,000.00 in a Banker’s Draft favoring the NPP National Headquarters, Accra.

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To complete the nomination process, an APC must pay a non-refundable filing fee of thirty-five thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵35,000.00) in a Banker’s Draft favoring the NPP National Headquarters, Accra.

The statement also highlighted that women, youth, and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) aspiring for higher political offices will receive a 50 percent rebate on the filing fees. This means they will be required to pay a non-refundable filing fee of seventeen thousand and five hundred Ghana Cedis (GH₵17,500.00).

For clarity, the statement defined youth as individuals aged between 18 and 40 years.

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