01August2014

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NPP is not in a rush to find a candidate to replace convicted Bawku MP-Sir John

General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, says the sentence of the NPP Member of Parliament for Bawku, Adamu Daramani Sarkande, will not make them organize hasty primaries to fill the void caused by his conviction.

 

According to him, the lawyers for the embattled MP have appealed against the verdict of the court and are awaiting the outcome of the Appeals court before taking any decision.

Speaking to Gold news the NPP General Secretary noted that “even if the appeal fails, the electoral commission is still not allowed to conduct any bye election in the area, due to the recent court injunction on the commission which will not permit them to use the old voter register for conducting the election”.

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie further indicated that the party has myriads of potential parliamentary candidates to replace Adamu Daramani Sarkande.

He disclosed that “we have met the constituency executives and regional executives. We will also meet with the council of elders, patrons and all stakeholders concerning this situation so that we can have a clear way forward”.

He added that the party has up to September to present its parliamentary candidates to the EC hence it will be premature to make hasty conclusions.

Source: Radio Gold Newsroom || Eric Agyekum