The acting National Chairman for the New Patriotic Party, (NPP ) Mr Freddie Blay says the recent misunderstanding between its Member of Parliament for the Manhyia North Constituency and the Ashanti Regional Chairman was a normal occurrence in any big political party.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper moments after Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the regional Chairman had been released on bail by the Asokwa Magistrate Court, Mr Blay said the party would do all it could to unite both parties.
This, he noted was crucial to ensuring the party prosecutes the upcoming political campaign with a united front in the Region.
He, sounding elated, mentioned the Member of Parliament, Collins Owusu Amankwah had demonstrated maturity by opting for an out of court settlement abiut the misunderstanding that unfortunately landed Mr Boasiako a.k.a Wontumi in the grips of the law.
He, however, wished the matter had not gone to the Police in the first place but insisted nothing was wrong about the idea of resorting to the law courts to settle issues.
”I wish the case of my MP and the regional Chairman had not gone to court but nonetheless we will rally them together to ensure peace in the region ahead of the general election in November” Mr Blay noted confidently .
He, however, admonished that ‘members learn to settle internal party issues out of the conventional court since it had the right mechanisms to deal with every legal or constitutional matter’.
He, stressed , it behoved on the NPP to ensure there was bouts of cohesion and peace within its ranks before it could properly stake a claim to winning political power in the November 7th General election.
Mr Blay noted the party could easily win the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls if they could forge ahead in unity to work out a strategic campaign ahead of November 7th.
Speaking to newsmen earlier on in the day at the Asokwa Magistrate Court where the regional party chairman had been granted bail on the charge of assault, Lawyer Egbert Faibille, lead counsel for Wontumi said the two parties would seek to settle the case out of court.
He, was also hopeful that before the next adjourned date which is the 1st of June, 2016 as set by the court both lawyers could have convinced their clients to amicably settle the matter.