The extraordinary congress of the opposition New Patriotic Party is underway at the Coronation park in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region.
Several key personalities of the party including, former President John Kufour, flagbearer of the party Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and minority leader Osei Kyei Mensah have all arrived for the ceremony.
The party will be outdooring its campaign team for the 2016 elections today.
According to a deputy general secretary of the party Nana Obiri Boahene, the campaign is led by a former chairperson of the party Peter Mac Manu, who will play the role of campaign manager. Others include, Okere MP Dan Botwe, business magnate Ken Ofori-Atta, acting general secretary John Boadu and all regional chairmen of the party.
Today’s event sets the party battle-ready for the 2016 elections as its three-time presidential candidate comes against the ruling NDC’s John Mahama.
It is unclear if other major decisions will be taken at today’s congress but rumours say members are expecting the leadership to act to streamline certain recent appointments in the party.
The party has in recent times been afflicted with a protracted internal wrangling which has seen the suspension of its national chairman and general secretary.