Our performance in Election 2020 was self-inflicted-MP

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Binduri Constituency in the Upper East Region, Abdulai Abanga, has observed that the poor performance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Election 2020 was self-inflicted.

“The region, stood the chance to win more parliamentary seats in the 2020 elections, but because we were fighting among ourselves we lost them and if we want to break the eight-year rule of political parties in the country then we have to contribute meaningfully to the success of the vision,” he cautioned.

Mr Abanga, the only MP for the NPP in the region, noted that it was clear there were several constituencies at the time of the campaign, but for disunity, the seats should have been part of the NPP caucus in Parliament.

Speaking on the theme: ‘Reflect to Break the Eight’ at the 2021 Regional Annual Delegates Conference of the NPP in Bolgatanga, he said “if you go round and interact with people, it is clear there are several constituencies that at the time of the campaign, you could tell but for disunity, those seats should have been part of the NPP caucus in Parliament”.

Mr Abanga, who is also the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Works and Housing, urged members and supporters of the party to put away their individual differences and work in unity, cohesion and harmony towards success of the party.

“Once the party wins, there is lot to share, we can talk of Planting for Food and Jobs and free Senior High School programmes among others, we should have been winning all the seats but not one, however, the party will soon hold elections from constituency to national level, and disunity usually originated from internal elections which affect the general election,” he lamented.

Mr Abanga advised after the elections, the rank and file must unite and fight for the NPP to break the eight-year rule if the nation wanted to achieve sustainable development by ensuring there was NPP government from 2024 onwards which was the only way investments and gains made in the past four years could impact on lives of citizens.

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