The New Patriotic Party has congratulated all individuals who won the National Democratic Congress parliamentary primaries.
The primaries was held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, across the country.
In a statement signed by its General Secretary, John Boadu, NPP equally congratulated the opposition party for a largely “smooth exercise”.
However, it stated that it was “appalled and wishes to condemn in no uncertain terms, the many acts of violence and intimidation that characterized the primaries in some parts of the country including Ho Central, Cape Coast South, Ningo Prampram, Sefwi Akontombra, Sunyani West Constituencies and many other places leading to the arrest of some of the party’s thugs.”
“Also worrying for the NPP, is the vulgar display of opulence and profligacy witnessed in some of the constituencies, which, together with the violent acts, almost marred the entire beauty of the exercise,” it said.
” For a political party that prides itself as a credible alternative to the governing NPP, these worrying developments should give a major cause for concern.”
“The NPP hopes that the 2020 electioneering campaign will not see some of these ugly occurrences as the party commits itself to running a peaceful, clean and decent campaign and adhering to the democratic principles of engagement.”
BY Melvin Tarlue