A prominent member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from the Bono region called on the party’s supporters to stop accusing it of its sad performance in the general election.
Rather, they should act in unison, identifying and helping to resolve the party’s various problems that led to its poor performance in the recently concluded general elections.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Odumas, Sunyani West District, the former NPP organizer, Mr. Yaw Dabi-Appiah, said that bad trends that can cause discord among grassroots people and hamper growth should be avoided.
He stated that mutual accusations and unnecessary insinuations would harm the party and thus influence its fate in 2024.
Mr Dabie-Appiah congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the elected Members of Parliament and said they needed the full support of party supporters at all levels to carry out their mandate as planned and take development to the next stage.
He urged party leadership to act quickly and resolve differences between supporters in order to avoid creating divisions that could affect the party in the long term.
Mr Dabie-Appiah described the ANP as a strong party under the big elephant and said that the 2024 elections did not go that far and that the fate of the party and its continued victory would depend on the performance of President Akufo-Addo and the delegates.
Now that the 2020 elections are over, we must remain calm and do what we can for Mother Ghana together with our President and the Members of Parliament. After all, development is what Ghanaians are looking for. I’m well aware that many members have learned their lesson and that we shouldn’t make it worse, he said.
We all have a great responsibility to ensure that our great party thrives in unity and from strength to strength, so that we can prepare ourselves well and make significant progress for the next general election in 2024.
He called on the supporters of the party campaigning for various appointments and positions in the government of the next President Akufo-Addo to be patient and to do so in a spirit of unity so as not to create unnecessary tension and aggravate the party as the leadership tries to resolve the misunderstandings that have arisen.
President Akufo-Addo needs sufficient time to select and appoint his ministers. It would be politically immature for allies to exert unnecessary pressure and give the president divided attention. We did everything we could before the elections and I believe that the president with his own wisdom will appoint people who can do the job and make it better for Ghana and for the PNA.
It’s not bad for people to lobby and get appointments, but it would also be premature for people to sleep in the president’s residence looking for political portfolios, added the former organizer.
He said that the success of the next government of President Akufo-Addo and the PNA’s victory in the next elections in 2024 will depend on the calibre of the appointees under his leadership, expressing the hope that the party’s meritorious supporters would be considered in the appointment process.
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