The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed its sitting Members of Parliament to suspend campaign activities in constituencies across the country, in a bid to get the numbers required to fight against the Electoral Commission’s proposed Constitutional Instrument (CI) for election 2024.
According to the party, the directive is in solidarity with the Minority Caucus’ fight against the obnoxious Constitutional Instrument (CI) the Electoral Commission is seeking to lay before Parliament.
Dubbed Operation Save Our Democracy, the directive will be in force from March 7 to March 31, 2023.
A statement signed by the General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey, and addressed to all constituency chairmen explained the decision was taken at a Functional Executive Committee meeting held on Tuesday, March 7.
The party has also barred its MPs from travelling all in a bid to affirm their position.
“Any MP who has travelled is hereby recalled immediately,” the statement directed.
It added: “All regional and constituency executives and aspirants are directed to ensure strict compliance with the directives herein.
“All parliamentary aspirants are hereby directed in their own interest, to strictly adhere to these directives as a breach of same shall attract severe sanctions.”
Meanwhile, the dates for the filing of nominations, vetting of parliamentary aspirants and parliamentary primaries shall remain unchanged.