Joe Ghartey Calls For Peace In NPP
NPP Member of Parliament for Essikado, Joe Ghartey, has called on the rank and file of the New Patriotic Party to join hands in rebuilding the party towards victory in 2016.
Hon Joe Ghartey, who is also the second deputy speaker of parliament, says it is only when party members and sympathizers close ranks and work assiduously towards the rebuilding of the party, that the NPP can reclaim its position as a governing party capable of helping rebuild the nation.
In a statement issued in Accra on Monday, Mr. Ghartey said: ‘I am happy to note the budding spirit with which the National Executive Council has led the party in drawing up a roadmap for election of new party officers even after the disappointing dismissal of our election petition some weeks ago.
‘As disheartening as that experience was, I take consolation in the fact that our great party is quickly re-organizing itself to prepare for the battle ahead.’
‘As we prepare for the upcoming series of internal competitions aimed at electing polling station, constituency, regional and national executives, I will like to take this opportunity to caution all party faithful against acts that could damage the party by the end of the contest. In most political parties, such internal competitions are often fraught with the temptation to attack and accuse one another with the view of winning delegate votes.
‘I will like to call all well-meaning NPP members and sympathizers to desist from any temptation to employ such strategies during our internal competitions. Campaigners should desist from personal attacks, insults and name-calling and instead adopt an attitude of healthy competition, as has been the custom of the NPP over the years’.
The statement further said: ‘Any internal squabble during this period, will only provide our opponents with electoral ammunition and leave our party weaker ahead of the 2016 elections. I therefore urge all campaigners and supporters to focus on touting the credentials of their candidate and desist from maligning opponents.
‘This way, we will remain a united from even after this internal electoral process and work with a common sense of purpose towards victory in election 2016.’
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