‘Dissenting Views Won’t Break NPP’s Front’

An aspiring General Secretary of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has debunked the notion that dissenting views in the party will break its foundation.

“NPP has a tradition and though there are disagreements, it is not fundamental enough to rock the very foundation of the party that we are all members of today,” he said.

Speaking to the media in Accra yesterday, Mr. Buaben expressed confidence that the present dissenting views in the party would be harnessed to make it stronger.

Mr. Asamoa, was, however, quick to admonish members and supporters of the party to be circumspect in their utterances, especially in the media.

“There is too much noise and we must learn to keep issues indoors,” he said.

Mr. Asamoa stressed that with a change in leadership, these sentiments can be put to bed. Because when issues got discussed publicly, it did affect the credibility of the party.

According to him, “we don’t have to put our disagreements in public. As a leader, you do not engage in public discourse on an issue facing the party. But once it gets decided behind closed doors, you accept it as the collective decision of the party and put it into effect.”

“What we need is leadership. Leadership that can ensure that the internal mechanism that have developed over time have the capacity to resolve any differences that occur within the party.”

He explained that the NPP should now purge itself and introduce new leadership.

“It will produce big results. We will have a much stronger NPP than it was before; it will make it an NPP that is more strongly bound up with the masses, more capable of leading it to victory amidst a mass of difficulties and dangers that the current ruling party will bring.”

He said the National Council prevented would have been “the desecration of the party’s constitution, through decentralisation”. — peacefmonline


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