Politics of Monday, 2 April 2018
Acting Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Murtala Mohammed, has said the party has recorded performance in election under his administration and has thus urged delegates to vote massively to retain him in the upcoming regional executive election.
According to him, he was able to organize the party structures when he assumed office after the sudden demise of late Chairman Adam Mahama, to increase both the parliamentary seats and presidential votes of the region.
Addressing a news conference in Bolgatanga, Mr. Murtala said he was poised to improve the political fortunes of the party at the regional level when given the nod as the chairman. “Since I took over as substantive regional chairman after the demise of my late regional chairman, Chairman Adams; May his soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the lord. When everything was looking very gloomy for the region, when the structures of the party were in limbo, I stepped in at the most critical time to restructure and restore dignity and pride in the works of the party in the Upper East region. At this time, I embarked on a unity visit to all the constituencies. Four years ago, I was elected as the Upper East regional first vice chairman for the New Patriotic Party.”
“I organized the first fundraising ceremony in Accra, and I can confidently tell you, that under my leadership as the regional chairman, we were able to increase the number of parliamentary seats from One to Three (3) in the region, and significantly increase our presidential votes in the 2016 general election.”
Mr. Murtala said his priority now is to improve the party’s structures in the region by adopting strategies such as ‘ADOPT A POLLING STATION’, and working at getting resources to run party activities at both constituency and regional level.
Mr. Murtala appealed to delegates to give him their unflinching support by voting to retain him as chairman considering his track record and achievements since his assumed the position.
He also made a clarion call on all contestants in the regional executives’ race to refrain from politics of insults and malice.