The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani East Constituency in the Bono Region, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, has cautioned that internal wrangling and petty squabbles can cause the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) defeat in the 2024 general election if such negative tendencies are taken for granted.
He said the regional MPs caucus had taken the blame for the poor performance of the party in the 2020 parliamentary election since they were unable to resolve internal wrangling and petty squabbles that caused the party in the 2020 elections.
However, Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh expressed optimism the NPP would break the eight- year rule jinx in 2024 “if we become complacent and allow internal wrangling and petty squabbles to override our agenda”.
Addressing the Bono Regional Annual Delegates’ Conference of the NPP, in Sunyani, he added that“this cannot be achieved until supporters and members of the party eschew negative tendencies which characterised the last elections.
He stressed on the readiness of the region’s MPs to support, assist and work in peace, unity, harmony and cohesion with Municipal and District Chief Executives and executives of polling stations, constituencies and region to make the fortunes of the NPP brighter in 2024.
John Boadu, the General Secretary of the NPP, assured that the party would capture at least 170 parliamentary seats in the 2024 parliamentary election however, he condemned the ‘skirt and blouse’ voting that characterised Election 2020 which contributed to the party’s abysmal performance in the parliamentary election.
“The NPP’s chances remains brighter due to performance of the government and thus I task regional, constituency and polling station executives of the party to forge ahead in peace, unity and work harder to publicise achievements of the government.
Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister, commended assembly members of the region’s Municipal and District Assemblies for the overwhelming confirmation of the president’s nominees for Chief Executives position.
Kwame Baffoe, the Bono Regional Chairman, cautioned members and supporters of the party against using social media to denigrate the NPP and leadership would continue to strictly apply the party’s constitution in all issues of concern for it to remain vibrant and focused.
Emmanuel Kofi Agyemang, the Dormaa East District Chief Executive, on behalf of the MDCEs expressed appreciation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and NPP leadership for the opportunity provided them to serve in the government. -GNA