The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, says the Party will capture a minimum of 170 parliamentary seats within the 2024 Parliamentary Election.
He, however, condemned the ‘skirt and blouse’ voting that characterized Election 2020 and contributed to the Party’s abysmal performance within the parliamentary election. The NPP won 137 of the 275 seats in Parliament. Mr. Boadu said the NPP’s chances remained brighter because of the performance of the govt and thus challenged the regional, constituency and topographic point executives of the Party to forge ahead in unity and exerting to publicize the achievements of the govt.. This would make the NPP popular, enhance its fortunes in Election 2024 for it to interrupt the eight-year jinx against ruling parties since the state returned to constitutional rule out 1992, he said.
He, therefore, tasked the leadership within the regions to unite to spot and tackle the various challenges that undermined the Party’s success, especially within the 2020 parliamentary election. Mr. Boadu was when addressing the Bono Regional Annual Delegates’ Conference of the NPP, on Friday, in Sunyani. He said the NPP made up our minds to win Election 2024 by a wider margin and charged the Party supporters to avoid tendencies that might impede the progress being made by the govt and rather work harder to push and project the government’s achievements.
Mr Boadu said the Party would re-invigorate its communication teams within the region to position them well to publicize the achievements of the govt and also project the Party well to the electorate.
Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe noted that Election 2020 became tough for the Party thanks to the unnecessary divisions and backbiting among supporters. He cautioned supporters against using social media to denigrate the Party. He stated the leadership of the Party within the region would still strictly apply the Party’s constitution all told matters of concern for the Party to stay vibrant. Mr, Baffoe, therefore, emphasized that Party supporters who breached the constitution would be sanctioned, accordingly. Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene, commended members of the region’s Municipal/District Assemblies for his or her overwhelming confirmation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nominees for the Municipal/District Chief Executives (M/DCEs) position.
She also expressed appreciation to the Council of Elders, Party Executives, and every one stakeholder for his or her support.
She said the NPP cherished democratic values and asked the supporters to tolerate one another’s views and bury their differences for the nice of the NPP. Ms Owusu-Banahene stressed the necessity for the Party to support the MMDCEs to facilitate the holistic and rapid development of their areas, saying that may enhance the recognition of the govt, particularly, at the grassroots level. This would also enhance the image of the NPP.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani East, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, said the regional MPs caucus were of the view that the Party within the Region should take the blame for the poor performance of the Party within the 2020 parliamentary race. He, however, expressed optimism that the NPP would break the eight-year rule jinx in 2024. But, he added, this might not be achieved until Party supporters eschewed internal wrangling and petty squabbles, which characterized the last elections within the region.
Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh, also the Board Chair of the Bui Power Authority (BPA), Managers of the Bui Hydro-Electric Power Dam, stressed the readiness of the region’s MPs to support and add harmony with the MDCEs and executives of polling stations, constituencies and also the region to form the fortunes of the NPP brighter within the 2024 election. Dormaa East District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Kofi Agyemang on behalf of the MDCEs expressed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo and therefore the Party leadership for the chance provided them to serve within the government.
He said the link between the party and also the government should be strengthened to create the NPP more attractive and popular to woo more supporters to create history regarding the eight-year mandate given to ruling parties by the electorate.
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