Politics of Monday, 16 December 2013
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Okere, Dan Botwe is confident the party will come out stronger and united after its national delegates congress in March 2014.
According to him, skeptics praying for a divided NPP ahead of the 2016 general elections would be proven wrong after their congress.
Dan Botwe was reacting to the seeming confusion that has rocked the ongoing polling station and constituency elections in the party.
Though some constituencies in the Ashanti, Volta, Brong Ahafo and the Greater Accra regions have been successful in electing their new leaders, some aggrieved contestants and their loyalists are in court challenging the process.
Political pundits have warned the NPP risk losing the 2016 elections if the infighting is not nipped in the bud.
Pollster, Ben Ephson maintains that “the NPP is sowing a seed of disunity which they will harvest in 2016”.
But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, Dan Botwe said detractors are deliberately blowing the seeming disunity in the party out of proportion.
He intimated that the noise about a supposed division in the party is a well-orchestrated agenda by some political opponents to rundown the NPP.
Dan Botwe who is a former General Secretary of the NPP observed the bickering in the party is nothing new because it is part of the democratic process.
“Even during church elections there are problems so there is nothing wrong with NPP expereincing some squabbles. Orgainzing elections in 26 thousand polling stations are a herculean task" he added.
This notwithstanding, the Okere MP said as pacesetters of democracy, the NPP has the ability to manage internal wrangling to ensure all hands come on deck for victory 2016.
Dan Botwe urged members of the NPP not be perturbed but work assiduously for a landslide victory in 2016.