The Member of Parliament for Dormaa East Constituency ,Hon Paul Apreku Twum Barimah has petitioned the National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Mr Stephen Ntim to ensure that calm is maintained ahead, during and after the party’s internal elections.
A petition intercepted by this reporter, which was signed by the Member of Parliament indicates that, peace and harmony is crucial for the party ahead of the 2024 general elections considering the prevailing circumstances in the party.
The petition also prevailed upon politicians and aspirants to exercise restraint and use uniting language and refrain from acts and conducts which seeks to disrupt the forward march of the party as the presidential primaries draws closer.
Hon Paul Twum Barimah in his petition urged aggrieved individuals and groups under any guise to shun violent and subversive activities no matter the degree of provocation from any quarters.
He explained that any cause of disaffection among the rank and file of members could affect the fortunes of the party in the general elections and appealed to the delegates to conduct themselves in a manner that would be attractive to the electorate.
On November 4th, over 200,000 NPP delegates will cast their ballots to elect a Presidential Candidate for the 2024 election, the four persons vying for the presidential slot include the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, former MP for Mampong Francis Addai-Nimoh, and former Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Akoto Afriyie.
The November primaries will be a major test for Bawumia and Agyapong. They will need to win the support of over 200,000 delegates from across the country in order to become the NPP’s flagbearer.
The winner of the primaries will then face off against the opposition National Democratic Congress’s John Dramani Mahama in the December 2024 general election.