ELECTION 2016: Call for change may win NPP power; but all not well-Lecturer

NPPA lecturer at the KNUST, Dr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi says the call for a change in government may favor the NPP to win election 2016 and the effectiveness of the party’s campaign. He adds that unresolved frictions among the party’s hierarchy is contributing to growing lack of cohesion among party members and the ineffectiveness of the party’s campaign message and strategy. “The NPP must be told in plain words that all is not well with them and this is empirical evidence”, he pointed out.

According to him, “the increasing deficit in the NPP’s campaign team is causing its Vice Presidential candidate, Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia to only hammer on the NDC administration’s inefficiency in the economic management of the country and nothing else”. The University Don was commenting on whether the NPP’s call up of suspended party General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong, embattled party chairman, Paul Afoko, et al, would influence NPP’s campaign and final victory in election 2016 on Asankrangwa based Royal FM.

Kwabena Agyepong was suspended for violating Article 3(d) of the party’s constitution which enjoins members to publicly uphold the decisions of the party through various acts including, his disregard for the NEC’s decision on 23rd October, 2015, suspending Mr. Paul Afoko and making various public statements he made that cast the party in bad light. He was also said to have engaged in unilateral actions and activities without consultation of, or authorization by the NEC such as writing to the Electoral Commission designating only himself and suspended chairman, Paul Afoko as the only authorized signatories, granting waivers to parliamentary aspirants, non reference of legal matters to the proper legal committee of the party and his interference with constituency primaries against National Appeals Committee decisions and also court decisions, among other reasons.

Since then many party supporters and sympathizers have been calling for their reinstatement by the national hierarchy of the NPP, a call which appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

Dr. Adu-Gyamfi warned proponents and movers of the suspensions within the NPP not to only satisfy their whims and caprices but think of the general interest of majority of party supporters and sympathizers.

He commended the party for standing firm in the wake of all the wrangling among some party members and urged them to take advantage of the rising call for change by some Ghanaians and present a touching manifesto to help its presidential candidate to clinch victory in the November elections. “The world was shocked when Nana Addo’s free Senior High School education policy could not win elections for the NPP”, and they must strategize very well this time round”, he told the NPP.

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