The Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has asked that the National Chairman Paul Afoko and the General Secretary, be given access into their offices to resume their legally mandated activities.
Nana Addo gave the directive at a news conference that sought to address recent issues of infighting following the sudden ghastly demise of the party’s Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.
Nana Addo’s instruction asking for the two to be allowed into their offices stems from the fact that some agitated youth have vowed to stop them from working at the party’s head office for their alleged roles in the death of the late Regional Chairman.
There had also been deafening calls from almost all identifiable groups of the party for the removal of the two national leaders from office.
Nana Addo in his directive noted that the concerns that have been raised by all party members would be addressed by laid down party structures after final Islamic prayers are said for the late Adams Mahama on June 6.
“Now that many sections of the party have spoken and made their appeals, the party structures should takeover and deal with the issues that have been raised. Meetings of the national executive committee, the body charged with the responsibility for directing the affairs of the party, and then the national council, the highest decision body making of the party except for the national annual delegates conference, should be convened after the Aduwa prayers to resolve the issues that we face. I am confident that these bodies will act in the collective interest of the party”.
“Whiles we continue the period of mourning for Chairman Adams, and until the parties governing bodies meet, I ask that we normalize things within our party. This means for instance, that the offices of the party, the national chairman and the general secretary in particular must have access to their offices at the party headquarters and not be hindered in any way from being able to conduct their duties. The NPP way of doing things is to be guided by law and order and I ask that normalcy returns to our headquarters and party offices. We have to extend mutual respect to each other and listen to each other. I will not tolerate chaos within our party. The recriminations against ourselves in this period of healing, I repeat; must stop”.
Nana Addo instead rallied the support of all for a one-week fasting and prayer initiative mooted by the party’s national women’s’ organizer to seek divine intervention for the welfare of the party.
“I have no doubt that with the help of almighty God and by our collective determination, the storms that are currently buffeting the great historic movement that the NPP represents will soon subsidize so that it can fulfill its mission of developing our nation in freedom. The NPP is not the first party top face crisis and won’t be the last party to come out of this crisis stronger. I am confident of our capacity to overcome and we shall overcome. Finally I want to reassure all our members, supporters and the country at large that I remain focus to win the 2016 elections and restore hope to our country”.
“The NPP is not the first party top face crisis and won’t be the last party to come out of this crisis stronger. I am confident of our capacity to overcome and we shall overcome. Finally I want to reassure all our members, supporters and the country at large that I remain focus to win the 2016 elections and restore hope to our country. We owe that to long line of martyrs for freedom and justice in Ghana and for the millions of hardworking Ghanaians who have seen their efforts destroyed in a difficult declining economy”.
“This nation deserves a competent, compassionate and honest government and we in the NPP must provide this so that Ghana can go back to a bright future of progress and prosperity. We have no choice. Patriots of the NPP, let us stand together; shoulder to shoulder in the course of the NPP and make it happen for mother Ghana”.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/3news.com/Ghana