Delegates of the governing New Patriotic Party will go to the polls on January 27, 2024, to select parliamentary candidates to represent the party in various constituencies ahead of the general elections in December.
The party has already selected parliamentary candidates in constituencies where it does not have sitting MPs, known in political parlance as orphan constituencies.
It has subsequently scheduled January 27 as the date for organizing primaries in constituencies it won during the 2020 polls.
While 326 candidates have been cleared for the primaries, a number of sitting MPs are contesting the polls unopposed.
Below is the regional breakdown of the MPs not being contested:
GREATER ACCRA REGION:
Patrick Yaw Boamah – Okaikoi Central MP
Lydia Seyram Alhassan – Ayawaso West Wuogon MP
Samuel Abu Jinapor – Damongo MP
UPPER WEST REGION
Dr Bright Yelviedong Baligi – Lambussie MP
Ambrose Dery – Nandom MP
Alhassan Sulemana Tampuli – Gushegu MP
Alhaji Iddrisu Habib – Tolon MP
Mohammed Amin Adam – Karaga MP
Thomas Mbomba – Tatale/Sanguli MP
Rev. John Ntim Fordjour – Assin South MP
Dr Festus Awuah Kwofie – Upper Denkyira East MP
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum – Bosomtwe MP
Dr John Ampontuah Kumah – Ejisu MP
Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie – Effiduase MP
Isaac Yaw Opoku – Offinso South MP
Alex Blankson – Akrofuom MP
Dr Bryan Yaw Acheampong – Abetifi MP
Michael Okyere Baafi – New Juaben South MP
Frederick Obeng Adom – Upper West Akyem MP
Alex Tetteh Djornobuah – Akontombra MP
Martin Kwaku Adjei-Mensah Korsah – Techiman South MP
Paul Apreku Twum-Barimah – Dormaa East MP
Dr Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere – Tano South MP