2024 Polls: There’ll be no coronation in election of flagbearer for NPP – Kwabena Agyepong

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A former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has said there will be no coronation in the election of a flagbearer for the party ahead of the 2024 general elections.

He said all persons seeking to hold elected leadership positions in the party must earn it by going round the country to campaign and sell their messages to the delegates of the party.

He said on the New Day show on TV3 Monday June 13 with host Johnnie Hughes that ” There will be no coronation in NPP, if you want to win, move around the country sell your message, you have to earn it.

He stressed that the decision to lead the party does not come through coercive force.

“You have to earn it,” he said.

Ahead of the flagbearer elections, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told the leadership of his party to ensure that the process to elect a presidential candidate ahead of the 2024 elections is fair.

He indicated that fairness in the process would reduce the level of divisions that may come in the party as a result of the contest.

Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM as part of his tour of the Greater Accra region on Thursday October 21, 2021, he cautioned the party against division because that will have an overall effect on the state

He said “I am hoping that level playing field that allows us to elect our next presidential candidate will also bring us a candidate who can unite our party.

“Because competition, inevitably, will bring some divisions in the party but we are the ruling party so, there is the responsibility on us to conduct ourselves in a way that reduces cracks.

“Cracks in the NPP can have a reflection on the state, we are the ruling party and if our base which is our party is fractured that facture can be translated into fracturing the state, nobody wants that.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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