Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease that has occasioned a ban on large gatherings, The National Committee of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has scheduled July 18 to hold its national convention.theceremony will be held on a virtual platform from the party Head Office in Accra.
The Communications Director of the PPP, Paa Kow Ackon who revealed this said the party will schedule another date for the election of a presidential candidate as well as parliamentary candidates.
“The convention will be done via Zoom. We have communicated to the our members that the regional and constituency executives should gather at one point and get the event on their laptops and phones so that other members can participate. It is not possible for all party members to converge at one point and exercise their franchise. At the close of nomination, many of the officers who file are definitely going to go unopposed because some decided to throw in the towel,” he said.
The PPP which was considered the third force in Ghana’s democratic space after an impressive electioneering campaign in 2012 and 2016 is hoping to feature prominently in the 2016 elections despite the challenges being faced by the party’s founder and 2016 flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom.
The collapse of his financial institutions, Black Shield Capital (formerly Goldcoast Fund Management Limited and GN Savings and Loans, formerly GN Bank is believed to have severely impacted him and the party..