New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Obuasi-East Hon. Edward Enin has called on the party leadership to as a matter of emergency manage the “unnecessary” debate over who is more marketable to lead the elephant in the 2016 polls before the issue gets out of hand.
He argues the discussion of the matter in public circles could likely affect the party’s chances of winning the presidential election in the next general polls. He stated categorically that the NPP is bigger than the two frontliners [Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten] battling for the flagbearer-ship position.
Hon. Enin further stressed that the vision for the party [NPP] now is not who is marketable but rather how to regain power from the incumbent government [National Democratic Congress].
“Whether Alan Kyeremanten or Nana Addo, NPP is the party…all the party needs now is how to come back to power. All their [Nana and Alan] brouhaha will never win us [NPP] power…but rather making the party weak in the eyes of the electorates,” he said.
Hon. Edward Enin was commenting on reports that flagbearer aspirant, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen recently said he is the best candidate to win power for the NPP.
Addressing members of the New York Chapter of the party [NPP] last week, the presidential expectant said amongst those vying for the flagbearership position of the NPP, he appeals more to floating voters. Mr. Kyeremanten stressed that there is the need for the NPP to field a candidate who will, according to him, “appeal to the 300,000 and 500,000 people who always decide the final vote”.
“Nana Akufo-Addo has not been able to bring us to power so we must explore other opportunities and choose a leader who will bring us back to power. That is why I am contesting for the position” he added.
However, speaking on Asempa FM, the Obuasi-East MP opined that, he together with some honourable party stalwarts, will meet the newly elected party national executives to resolve whatever issues between the camp of the two frontliners.
“We will meet with the party leadership to solve these issues amicably. What is going on will never help the party in any way,” he said.