Apraku Attacks ‘Enemies’ Within NPP

Kofi-Konadu-AprakuDr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, a former presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said his party may be its own worst enemy.

The former trade minister used an American maxim that says, “We met the enemy and it’s us,” to drum home his point.

He said there is the need for the party to do away with personality cult worshipping and blind loyalty to individuals, as it strives to return to power.

“…Maybe we are our own worst enemy so we need to address that,” he put forth.

The 2008 Campaign Manager of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, told NPP supporters at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), at the inauguration of TESCONA, an NPP group made up of past graduates of tertiary schools, that it is important the party allows free internal contests as far as the election of executives and a flag-bearer for the 2016 elections is concerned.

“Let everybody be free to compete in this election without regard to ‘I belong to this, I belong to that’”.

According to him, “everybody should be selected on the basis of their competence, their loyalty, effectiveness and dedication to work” adding that: “in the final analysis, it’s not who you belong to that matters, it’s what you can achieve for this party”.

He says “when the contest is over, there should be no vanquished and there should be no victors. We all win in this election if we select the best person to lead our party or our various offices. That is where we win. Nobody wins unless the right decisions have been made and the best persons have been selected. It is only then that we go out there and win”.

“And in an election year for our presidential candidate, let me say we should select the best possible person for our party. The person who will embody the aspirations, the values of the rest of the population. Somebody Ghanaians can see through and say ‘I want my son to be this person’.”

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