The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has commended the country’s security agencies for demonstrating high sense of professionalism in the performance of their duties in the just ended delegates’ conference held in Tamale.
The party believes the show of professionalism largely contributed to the success before during and after the delegates’ conference.
A statement signed by the party’s Northern Regional Chairman Daniel Bugri said if the security services continue to do their work diligently to protect society and treat all fairly they would be able to win the confidence of all and sundry.
The statement said the resounding success of the party’s conference clearly demonstrates the commitment of the Northern Region and Tamale to peace, security, and order.
“It also showed the rest of the country and the world that the region is not a war zone as has been perceived by people,” the statement said. The party conceded however that the Northern Region, like other parts of the country has its security challenges and it would not be fair for the rest of the country to see the region as a pro-violent, unsafe or no go area.
The statement said the New Patriotic Party would want to reassure the rest of the country and the security agencies of their commitment to peace, law and order in other to facilitate the rapid socio economic development of the region and to reduce poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy which are a common enemy of the region.
The statement urged the other political parties in the region to show same commitment towards peace in the area to enhance economic growth and development. The statement commended the Chairman of the Northern Regional Security Council and the Metro Security Committee, the Chiefs and Religious leaders for the various roles they played in ensuring peace during the conference.
It also called on the newly elected executive and contestants who lost to close their ranks and forge ahead as a team for the good of the party.
“We also urge the National Executive Committee to speed up processes to ensure the party’s flag bearer is elected by August or September to kick start an early, vigorous campaign to recapture power in 2016 to save Ghanaians from the clutches of hardship, deprivation and indignity,” the statement concluded.