Hon. Dominic Nitiwul
In their first reaction since the outcome of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Congress in Tamale over the weekend, NPP Members of Parliament (MPs) have lauded the decision of the delegates, saying it would unite the political grouping.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE yesterday, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, Deputy Minority Leader said ‘the delegates have achieved for the NPP what has eluded the party since 2007. We are united for victory.’
The delegates, he said, have spoken and all must respect their verdict, adding that ‘by their action the delegates have said irrevocably that they want unity to prevail in the party and this should be respected by all and sundry.’
Unity has been restored in this great party, he said, explaining that ‘the factional issue fanned with relish by especially members of the ruling party has been dealt a fatal blow by the decision of the delegates when they conferred in Tamale.’
For those who were waiting for a reverse of what transpired in Tamale so they can go on with their diabolic campaign against the NPP, they have been disappointed by the maturity and oneness of purpose displayed by the delegates. They have put paid once and for all the unnecessary factionalism which affected regrettably the fortunes of the party, he went on.
Delegates, he pointed out, selected executives from both the so-called Alan and Nana factions in an effective manouvre which has dissolved the bickering and animosity it bred over the years.
‘We were all witnesses to the deafening applause which greeted the arrival of Nana Akufo-Addo at the venue and the eventual pattern of voting of persons from both sides of the party’s divide. This divide, by the action of the delegates, is dead and interred forever,’ he said.
‘Yes we like and respect everybody and we would choose those we think would serve the interest of the party better and in this direction there is no compromise,’ Hon Nitiwul said.
This fact will be evidenced further when the delegates once more endorse anybody who they prefer as their candidate when the time is due for such democratic venture later, he said.
‘Nobody can any longer say that this person is Alan or Nana person after this delegates’ action. Let all respect the verdict of the delegates so we can move on,’ he said.
It would appear that this trend would remain a cornerstone of the party, as delegates can no longer be influenced in the matter of choosing who should lead them.
The excitement of the Minority in Parliament is shared by a cross-section of party supporters and even others outside the NPP, as they witness an unexpected novelty take shape.
By A.R. Gomda
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