The National Delegates Congress of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), the highest decision making body of the party, Saturday made three amendments to the party’s constitution.

The CPP congress resolved that the National Youth Organiser slot of the party will now be elected at the National Delegates’ Congress along with other high profile positions such as the presidential candidate.

In the past the CPP held a separate event to elect the party’s National Youth Organiser and another to elect a flagbearer.

The second amendment by the congress concerns eligibility of flagbearer aspirants.

The partys Congress on Saturday January 30, 2016 resolved that members of the party who wish to contest the flagbearership position in the future would have to be members of the party for five years and must be in good standing.

In the past Presidential aspirants would have to be party members for 4 years before qualifying to contest the position.

The final amendment to the constitution by the CPP is a resolution to unite with other Nkrumaist parties, notably the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC). This amendment, according to the National Chair of the party Mr. Edmund Dele, would be closed in April this year.

Over thousand of delegates of the party from all ten regions of the country have converged at the International Trade Fair Centre in Accra to select a presidential candidate for the 2016 polls.

The delegates would be selecting a winnable candidate from a list of four party stalwarts – former party Chair, Samia Nkrumah, former General Secretary, Ivor Greenstreet, Bright Akwetey and Joseph Agyepong.

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