A General Secretary hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) Justin Kodua Frimpong has begun removing his billboards in Kumasi.
The former Ashanti regional Youth organizer of the NPP Justice Kodua Frimpong in adherence to the code of conduct banning the open display of paraphernalia of individuals aspiring to contest for various position in the party prior to the Party’s National Delegates Conference, has directed his supporters to remove all banners and other paraphernalia that has his image on them across the Greater Kumasi and other vantage locations of Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.
The CEO of Youth Employment Authority (YEA), Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong known in Kumasi as (Okumkom) will contest for the party’s National general Secretary position of the party if nomination is opened.
Ahead of official opening of nominations by the party, his supporters have begun mobilizing the grassroots to unseat the incumbent National Secretary John Boadu by mounting giant billboards to give him visibility in the stronghold of the ruling party.
The supporters of the promising young politician today begun removal of all giant bill boards in Greater Kumasi which seek to convey his welcome massage to all the 8000 delegates expected to attend the 2021 National extral ordinary delegates conference.
Speaking to EIB’s Ashanti regional correspondent Isaac Justice Bediako during the bill boards removal exercise the supporters said, “Since we’re law abiding members of the great elephant party we’ve adhered judiciously to the directives of the National Steering Committee. We wish every participant a successful conference and urge all members of the New Patriotic Party to continue to uphold the ideals and adhere to the rules and regulations governing the party to ensure tranquility in order to marshall a formidable force that can retain the party in power come 2024 elections”
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has banned all activities associated with internal party contests ahead of its annual delegate conference.
The decision comes after a meeting by the party’s National Steering Committee of the Party in Accra.
A statement issued by the party on Friday (10 December) said” At a meeting held on Thursday 9th December 2021, the National Steering Committee of the Party, acting under Article 10 (10) (1) of the Constitution of the Party and in furtherance of the Code of Conduct issued under Article 18 to regulate and guide the activities of members prior to the opening of nominations, has banned the display of paraphernalia and advocacy for individual aspirants at the upcoming National Annual Delegates Conference.”
“Prior to and during the Conference on 18th to 20th December 2021, no billboards and or sign boards, banners or any kind of outdoor signage with the images and or names of individual members, with or without the consent of the individual, shall be acceptable. This applies to the area within the Greater Kumasi Metropolis. All such displays, if put up already, should be removed.”