Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman urges supporters to respect decisions during primaries

Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, Chairman of the Ashanti Regional National Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency chairmen, has appealed to all party members and supporters to abide by the decisions of the national leadership of the party.

He said the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party had been mandated to take firm and appropriate decisions for the entire good of the party and it was important for all to respect its decision or follow the due processes to seek redress.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in reaction to the current wrangling and protestations going on in some constituencies over the disqualification of some parliamentary aspirants, Odeneho Appiah called for peace to prevail.

He said it was important for party members to learn a lesson from the bitter experience they had in the run-up to the 2008 General Election and put their acts in order, to prevent the reoccurrence of such painful experience.

Party members in some constituencies in the Ashanti Region had in the past week, resorted to mass protests and invoking curses on constituency, regional and national executives of the party for their alleged roles in the disqualification of their preferred candidates contesting the upcoming primaries.

Offinso South, Asokwa, Dormaa East and Juaben for instance, had series of demonstrations by some aggrieved party members over the disqualification of their candidates in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the party.

The aggrieved party members have also resorted to invoking curses on their party leaders for their alleged complicity in the disqualifications.

The unfolding events is creating a lot of tension in the Ashanti Region, which is considered as the stronghold of the NPP.

Odeneho Appiah, who is also the Afigya-Kwabre South Constituency Chairman, said instead of party members concentrating on telling Ghanaians the good works of the government, they were channeling energy to address internal wrangling and confusions.

He said not every decision by the leadership of the party would be palatable to everybody.

“In every judgement, there will be winners and losers. But in the interest of the party, we should accept whatever, comes out and move forward,” he stated.

Odeneho Appiah said if care was not taken, the party would pay dearly for it.

He appealed to those supporting the ongoing wranglings to desist from that act since it was going to affect the party in future.

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