NPP To Begin ‘Door-To-Door’ Reconciliatory Talks

…To Curtail Emergence Of Independent Candidates

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has pledged to settle all unresolved issues in all constituencies where there were disagreements, before, during and after the party’s parliamentary primaries held in January.

National chairman of the party, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, said the party has resolved to ensure this is done, before the December general election.

Speaking during the climax of campaign activities ahead of Ejisu by-election scheduled for today Tuesday, April 30, Mr Ntim, said the national executives are going to move from one constituency to the other, to discuss and reconcile aggrieved members, in the party’s quest to break the 8, to stop the breeding of independent candidate.

He assured that, the move is something the national executives have agreed to pursue and are committed to it, immediately after winning today’s by-election.

“We want to curtail this issue of people who were with us going independent. I am promising you that after this election, when we are successful and get lawyer to Parliament, national chairman and all national executives including the one standing beside me here [pointing to national executive Nana B], we have pledged to ensure all constituencies with issues as a result of the last primaries are resolved”, he said in Twi dialect.

His comment, comes in the wake of a former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ejisu constituency, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, to contest the by-election as an independent candidate.

According to polls, even though the NPP’s candidate, Kwabena Boateng is leading, the three-term former MP, has bridged the gap.

I’m Not a Traitor

Meanwhile, Mr Aduomi, has refuted claims that he has shifted his support to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which opted out of the by-election.

Addressing the media after concluding his campaign activities, the former deputy minister for Roads and Highways emphasized that, he enjoys significant support from NDC members, attributing it to his past work as a lawmaker.

He vehemently denied assertions labeling him as a traitor to the NPP, having been accused as being in bed with the NDC by the flagbearer of the party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

“I am not an NDC member. The NDC people like me because of the work I did that benefited them. Where have they seen me wearing NDC colours?

“The NDC people want to vote for me because I am going independent and because of the work that I did for the constituency.”

“I am not a traitor and NPP should rather solve all issues bothering all members of the party and should not favour some people against others.

“That bogus election that they said, they held at the polling stations, if the president has the party and the Ejisu constituency at heart, he will ensure that the issues that the people brought will be solved.”

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has urged constituents in Ejisu to prioritize continuity and progress by voting for the party’s candidate, Kwabena Boateng.

During a final campaign rally before the by-election today, Bawumia, cautioned against diverting votes to independent candidates, suggesting that such actions could inadvertently benefit the opposition and its leader, John Mahama.

Highlighting the slim margin in parliament, with the NPP holding 138 seats, against the NDC’s 137, Bawumia emphasized that every vote mattered in securing a stronger mandate for the governing party.

Rumours indicate that, there are some former parliamentary aspirants scattered across the country that are threatening to contest as independent candidates for the December election.

Allegedly, some of these aggrieved persons, are joining forces with the former Minister for Trade and Industry, John Alan Kyerematen, who fell out with the party last year, to form his Movement for Change.


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