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21.12.2007 Editorial

Peace At NPP Congress

By Daily Guide

NOW THAT the dust has settled on the Convention People's Party (CPP) congress, all political attention would now be turned to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) congress at the University of Ghana campus, Legon, at the weekend.

By now, politicians might have added a thing or two to their stock of knowledge that the most important development at the CPP congress was its peaceful nature, and greater post-congress unity.

It is the primary desire of the 17 NPP presidential aspirants to win the flagbearership, but their greater interest should be the unity of the party after the congress.

All said and done, the winner and losers must smoke the peace pipe for the future well-being of the party because it is more important than the parochial interest of an individual or a group of members.

Delegates and other people who would be at the congress must not make irresponsible statements or use abusive language.

It is necessary to remind NPP that as the ruling party, the entire world would be watching it anxiously to see what would come out of the congress. Anything contrary to expectation would spread to the four corners of the world.

As the ruling party, the whole world expects it to put up a behaviour fit for others to emulate.

No matter the provocation, no member of the party who would be at Legon for the congress should put up a behaviour that would be a disgrace to himself, the party or the country.

We are sure that the NPP, known for its democratic systems, would make sure that the principle permeates all activities of the congress.

In a democratic system, it is not easy to serve the interests of everybody. The majority decision must be accepted by the minority and that must not be an excuse for anyone to become aggrieved.

The congress is a unique opportunity for the party to elect a competent and marketable candidate to receive the mantle of leadership from another NPP president.

Members must not allow this glorious opportunity to slip through their fingers. They must hold it tightly to enable the next government continue the good works of the Kufuor Administration.

We suggest that a special educational session should be held for the delegates before the crucial voting, during which the importance of the congress should be explained to them.

If the delegates and others who attend the congress do not make maximum use of the opportunity to put the party in winning ways, the founding fathers of the party would turn in their graves.

DAILY GUIDE urges all members of the party including those who might not be at the congress to do everything possible to enhance the future well-being of the party.

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