Napo being mobbed by party supporters THE New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia in Kumasi, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has encouraged supporters of the party to remain steadfast, saying “our great party is down but not out”.
The 39 year-old medical doctor, who is popularly known as 'Napo', enjoined party supporters to take consolation in the fact that though the party has lost power, its spirit was still reigning supreme.
Dr Prempeh assured them that God willing, the NPP would come back to power in the next elections and therefore urged the supporters to kick start the campaign in earnest with the view of consolidating and expanding the party's support base.
Addressing party supporters in the Buokrom electoral area on Sunday as part of a scheduled thank you tour, Napo disclosed that the party was doing everything possible to correct its mistakes so that its back to power in 2012 agenda could be achieved.
He noted that the party's caucus in parliament was working hard around the clock to ensure that the party's spirit is revived from now till it successfully recaptures power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Emphasizing that what the party needs to stay in focus is unity of purpose, Dr Prempeh entreated the party's supporters to pray unceasingly for the MP's for God's protection and guidance.
He reiterated his promise of liaising effectively with Assembly members and all opinion leaders in the constituency to solve pressing problems bedeviling the constituents.
According to him, issues of quality education, strict sanitation practices and adequate security for life and property are his main priorities.
“Though, I'm beginning my parliamentary duties from opposition, I promise that I'll do my possible best to make a mark in education, sanitation and security of the constituency” he opined.
Thanking the electorate for voting him into office, the MP restated his commitment of interacting regularly with the constituents to enable them have an insight as to what goes on in parliament.
Firing a salvo at the ruling party, the man who succeeded Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, ex-minister of defence said, though he is not a prophet of doom, indications are that the NDC will fail Ghanaians for the next four years.
He said the party has shown visible signs of failure in the nearly two months in office because it used lies and propaganda to win the people's mandate, stressing that no party can rule successfully with such deception.
As if the political season was still not over, the tour was attended by an overwhelming crowd of elated party supporters who were clad in an assortment of party paraphernalia.
This ecstatic multitude of party supporters danced happily to Daddy Lumba's hit song 'Nana is a winner' as they welcomed their MP who was accompanied by party officials and well-wishers to the Buokrom Methodist Primary School Park; the venue for the occasion.
The tour which began on Saturday at Duasi and Dote electoral areas is expected to be extended to the other seven electoral areas in the constituency in the coming weekends.
Explaining the motive of the thank you tour in an interview with DAILY GUIDE , Dr Prempeh emphasised that the motive is to show appreciation to the electorate for their unflinching support which made him victorious in the polls.
He said he hoped to take the opportunity to interact with the constituents and reassure them of his commitment to serving their needs for the common good of the constituency.
From Morgan Owusu, Kumasi