‘Avoid strife, acrimony to break 8-yr party jinx’

The Deputy Director of Research at the Presidency, Richard Ahiagbah, has entreated members and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to avoid strife and acrimony for the party to break the eight years political party jinx.

He said such avoidance would help them put their opponents on the defensive all the time and must be steadfast, firm and focus in their dealings with the public on the government’s policies, programmes and social interventions.

Mr Ahiagbah asked communicators of the party to continue working hard as they were key players in the party’s agenda to break the eight years of political party rule, adding that “that is how you become relevant, but when you fight amongst yourselves, the leadership of the party cannot trust and repose confidence to support and assist them.

Addressing members, supporters and sympathisers of the NPP in Ho, he reiterated the importance of communicators of the party to be abreast with information by using available channels such as the websites of the Ghana Statistical Service and the Bank of Ghana, among others.

Reacting to concerns of perceived marginalisation of Voltarians holding influential positions in the party and the government, Mr Ahiagbah indicated that “strife and acrimony remains a major setback and if you find that there is no upspring of people from the Volta region in the affairs of the NPP, then unite at the region, work together in the interest of the party and attract people to join the party.

“The seeming perception appears wrongly directed and ought to be properly placed, if it is a perception, it is not the party, it is how you organise yourself, how you engage the party and that is how we will be able to be competitive because it is a competitive world skewed or biased against anybody, and women in the party should put themselves up,” he stressed.

Mr Ahiagbah appealed to them to unite and ensure they became a force to reckon with by embarking on training and strengthening them to effectively and efficiently communicate government policies, programmes, social interventions, as well as generate consensus building within the electorates. –myjoyonline.com

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