Hon John Kwame Duodu, popularly known as “SIR JOHN’, First Vice Chairman for the Atwima Nwabiagya South Constituency of the ruling New Patriotic Party who doubles as the Ashanti Regional TESCON Patron is advocating for coolheadedness and unity within the ranks of the NPP as the date for the Party’s flagbearership race draws closer.
The discord that has emerged within the party after Mr. Alan Kyeramaten’s resignation and the increasing squables among the remaining fragbearer hopefuls are what prompted the Ashanti Regional TESCON Patron’s dispassionate call.
Sir John stated that the party’s major goal is to win the 2024 elections and that it was imperative for the rank and file of the party to adopt a collaborative approach towards the actualisation of this herculean task come December 7, 2024.
‘This is not the time to entertain any internal wranglings and certainly, this is not the time to fuel and deepen the emerging cracks within the party. We have to come out of this presidential primaries as a unified party well poised and strong enough to break the eight and nothing else’, Sir John stated
He further issued an emphatic warning to all party members that if the party is unable to unite strongly ahead of 2024, they face the risk of going into opposition.
He said, “it is the duty of every party person to work towards maintaining the unity within the party, stay focused, and follow only the elephant and not personalities as we continue to work towards giving Ghanaians hope for a better future.
He therefore asked all members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to maintain a united front before, during, and after the party’s presidential primaries..
“And as party executives, if we don’t take charge and diligently exercise control over some of the unpleasant fallouts of this internal elections, I am afraid we may finish the primaries without having a strong party for the great task ahead”, he cautioned the Party hierarchy.
“We must take care to avoid tearing this party apart and allowing rifts within our ranks since the grand agenda of breaking the eight will undoubtedly require a great deal of cooperation and support from all the flagbearer candidates”, he further asserted.
Regarding the recent unpalatable development, Sir John also called on the party’s elders to intervene and settle the ongoing feud between Hon Kennedy Agyapong, one of the key contenders of the NPP flagbearership race and Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Party, also known as Chairman Wontumi.
The staunch Ashanti Regional Tescon Patron expressed a strong conviction that the success of the NPP in the 2024 general elections could be severely marred by these internal wranglings, if they are not tackled head-on and resolved quickly.