Nii Odarley France, the Greater Accra Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has asked aspiring parliamentary candidates of the party and their followers to accept the outcome of the upcoming primaries in the interest of the party towards Election 2020.
He cautioned supporters, members, well wishers and faithful to maintain discipline after the contest and unite as a family with a common agenda to retain power in 2021 to continue the good works of the party.
“Comport yourself, follow all rules of the elections, do not love an aspirant more than yourself, which must not divide the party since it is just contest if you lose today, it is not end of the world because you can contest the next time and on Saturday after poll there will be winners and losers.
“What we all need to understand is despite divergence of ideas, we are all working in interest of party, personally I lost number of times before securing current position, we are one family, we need to work together at all times, it is only through togetherness and intensive campaigns re-election of President Nana Akufo-Addo will occur for NPP to continue its growth and development agenda,” Nii Odarley France stressed.
Speaking on primaries to be held at 20 constituencies in Greater Accra Region, he noted that bearing in mind COVID-19 pandemic precautionary measures and hygienic protocols by the state, the constituencies had been decentralised to ensure that no more than 100 delegates congregated to vote.
Using Ablekuma Central as an instance, Nii Odarley France indicated that the constituency had seven polling stations but due to decentralisation the number would be increased to 10 stations, saying, “The party has put in place measures to ensure all precautionary measures and hygienic protocols are observed to keep voters safe and both party and aspirants have enough personal protective equipment for the elections.
“The party is liaising with security agencies to provide adequate security at all centres, and about three constituencies including Dome-Kwabenya and Ablekuma North to maintain peace and order, however, a committee is working assiduously to protect and promote welfare of sitting Members of Parliament, women aspirants as well as encouraging youth participation,” Nii Odarley France assured. -GNA