Blame NPP national executives, if…

ntowA former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Ohene Ntow, has cautioned that the current national leadership of the party should be fully blamed if the NPP faces an implosion.

His remark came on the heels of the decision by the National Executive Committee of the NPP to decentralise their pending national annual delegates’ conference.

Mr. Ntow described the decision as “monstrous”, explaining that if the executives bent the laws today to favour their egos, they should bear in mind that when they leave office, others were bound to perform similar acts.

He, therefore, cautioned the current executives to avoid any form of selectiveness when applying the NPP’s constitution for the decentralising of its annual delegate’s conference.

According to him, when news broke out that this year’s national delegates’ conference would be organised at the various regions instead of one venue, it made him “sad”.

The former General Secretary stated that for some time now, the party’s national executives have taken the law into their own hands and enacted reforms which have had damaging repercussions on the party.

“Before I left office, there were suggestions that we should expand the number of delegates who voted during our national conferences. We all supported the idea, but maintained that enough time must be given to it before we pass it…We didn’t give it the needed attention before most of us left office.”

“The negative effect of that expansion exercise we undertook is that it is now difficult for the party to operate a national conference at one venue but at different regions. But if we are to vote at ten different locations, then it doesn’t make the voting a conference. We need one third quorum before we can have a national conference. If we are to wake up one day and say all delegates should vote in their respective regions, who would be there to classify it a quorum?” he asked.

The party is billed to go for their national delegates polls next month to elect officers to steer its affairs for the next four years.

—Peacefmoline.com

 

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