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Politics of Friday, 27 August 2021

Source: GNA

NPP calls for internal party unity and cohesion for 2024 electoral victory

The NPP is bent on breaking the 8-year cycle where an incumbent government goes into opposition The NPP is bent on breaking the 8-year cycle where an incumbent government goes into opposition

Mr Henry Nana Boakye, National Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on the rank and file of the Party to channel their energies towards promoting Party peace, unity, and harmony.

He also urged them to desist from actions that sought to ruin their electoral fortunes ahead of the 2024 polls.

He said the Government was working assiduously to accelerate socio-economic development across the country, hence, it behooved Party members to embrace unity and work harder to improve the lot of the people.

"As a democratic party, we must stand firm and commit ourselves to our common goal to build a new Ghana we all desire under the able leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo.

"In every election, there will always be winners and losers and, therefore, we should be able to appreciate the fact that we are a Party with a common destiny. Let's see it as such and stay united in the supreme interest of the NPP,” he stressed.

Mr Boakye who doubles as a member of the Governing Board of the National Youth Authority (NYA) advised at the Assin North Delegates Conference.

He urged Party folks to bury their differences, saying the NPP has a team that was solidly knitted together with a focus on pragmatic socio-economic policies and had stayed true to the people by delivering most of its promises.

Touching on the embattled Assin North Member of Parliament's legal battle, he expressed the readiness of the Party to convincingly win the seat in a possible by-election.

According to him, the election of a Legislator for the constituency will significantly ease the rising political tension and apprehensions in the area to accelerate rapid socio-economic development.

"President Akufo-Addo won the 2020 elections in the Assin North Presidential election however, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate, Abena Durowaa Mensah lost the seat to the embattled NDC candidate, Jame Gyakye Quayson, hence our determination to work hard to win the seat.

“From all indications, the good people of Assin North are ever ready to give the seatback to the NPP. All that is required is for us to promote cohesion among the rank and file. I, therefore, urge all of you to be united with a common purpose and prepare yourself adequately for the looming by-election” he added.

A Cape Coast High Court at its sitting on Wednesday, July 28, ordered a fresh election to be conducted in the constituency after restraining Mr James Gyekye Quayson, the Member of Parliament (MP) from holding himself as the MP for the Area.

In its ruling, the court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, declared the election of the MP as illegal and void in contravention of article 94 (2) of the 1992 constitution and ordered the EC to organize a new election to elect an MP.

This is because Mr Quayson, the then Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), held allegiance to the Canadian government as at the time he filed his nomination to contest the seat during the 2020 general election.

Mr Benjamin Essah, Assin North Constituency Chairman of NPP said "we are battle-ready for the possible by-elections. We are putting our acts together to take the seat by all legal means to reaffirm the party's political dominance in the area.

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