Politics of Thursday, 5 December 2013
Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere and Minority Chief Whip, has commended supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in his constituency for the peaceful manner the polling station executive elections were conducted.
“I wish to commend the supporters of the party in my constituency for the peaceful and matured manner they went about the exercise,” he said.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in a telephone interview on Tuesday, Mr Botwe appealed to supporters of the party across the country to rally behind the polling station executives to enable the party function effectively at that level.
Mr. Botwe, who is an architect of the polling station executive concept of the party, said the election of executives at that level was very crucial since the success and failure of the party largely depended on what transpired at the grassroots.
He urged party supporters who wanted to contest the forthcoming constituency executive election to go about their campaign peacefully and guard against negative attitudes that could adversely affect the elections and bring the name of the party into disrepute.
He said the party needed to work hard and selflessly to wrestle power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) come 2016 and that would depend on the organisation of constituencies.
Mr. Botwe urged NPP supporters across the country to conduct themselves well in the forthcoming constituency and regional elections in order not to bring any division in the party.