NPP Member of Parliament for Asuogyamang, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, is urging all party faithful to come together and work towards achieving political power in 2016.
“At this hour”, he said “we need unity … that is key going into elections 2016”.
According to him, much as the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo is doing his best to ensure that there is cohesion in the party, it was imperative for supporters and sympathizers of the party to compliment his efforts.
“My advice to my fellow party fateful is that we only have one objective … to win political power in 2016. However, we cannot achieve that if we conduct ourselves in the way we are doing now. While working towards achieving our objective as a party, it is important for us to also resolve any dispute that may come along our way”, he said.
The Asuogyamang legislator made this observation in an exclusive interview on Kasapa FM’s current affairs programme, Si Me So, hosted by Kwaku Owusu Adjei Frimpong.
The NPP is currently in a state of dispute over the death of its Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.
The National Chairman of the party, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, have been accused of masterminding his.
The two were reportedly chased out of Bolgatanga when they tried to meet the regional executives for some discussions without the notice of the Regional Chairman, Adam Mahama.
Brother of the National Chairman, Gregory Afoko, has been arrested in connection with the death of Mr. Mahama. He has since been charged with murder. Another suspect is said to be on the run.
NPP executives in about nine regions of the country have so far petitioned the National Council of the elephant family to immediately direct the two leaders to step aside until investigations into the death of Adams Mahama are concluded.
The Council of Elders of NPP in a letter dated May 25, 2015, affirmed that position and advised the two leaders to step aside “pending the conclusion of investigation into the murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the party”.
Two days later, the party’s caucus in Parliament also joined the fray. In a nine point letter signed by the Minority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the group said it was advisable for the two to step aside in the interest of the party.
However, Mr. Osei-Ameyaw said the internal wrangling in the party would not help matters at “this hour” and therefore called for calm to prevail.
He said many Ghanaians are looking up to the NPP to come to power and rescue them from the economic hardship that has befallen on the country but to achieve that, there is the need for the party to remain united.
“Before we can achieve our aim of annexing power that many Ghanaians are calling for, we have to unite to honour the late Adams Mahama. This will be done by working very hard and coming together to achieve the aspirations of Adams Mahama rather than his death to divide us”, noted the Asuogyamang lawmaker.
By: Stephen Odoi-Larbi/Kasapafmonline.com/Ghana