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30.11.2009 Politics

I Won't Be Armchair GS — Sir John

By Daily Graphic
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Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, a.k.a Sir John has declared that, if elected as the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he would work in the trenches with party activists to ensure that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) wins the next general election to form the next government.

He said he was not going to be an armchair general secretary but would move out of his office to see to it that party work was properly done at the local level.

Mr Owusu-Afriyie stated these in Kumasi at a campaign to become the next general secretary of the NPP when the party goes to the polls in December to elect its national officers.

Clad in party colours of red, white and blue, NPP sympathisers, including MPs, former ministers of state, constituency chairmen and other executive and ordinary members filled the place to listen to what Sir John had for the party, should he be given the nod.

The MP for Bosomtwe, Mr Simon Osei Mensah said that presently, the party was strengthening its internal structures to enable it to win the next election, but added that all would come to nothing if quality human resource was not marshalled to man the structures.

The MP for Kumawu, Mr Yaw Baah, stated that what the party needed were persons with competence and ability to unify members for its development.

Commenting on the cases that had rocked some polling station election of the party in some constituencies, the MP for Kwabre East, Mr Kofi Frimpong, described them as worrying and urged aggrieved party members to exhaust the internal party dispute resolution procedures before venturing out to seek court settlement of those cases.

The MP for Manhyia, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh who described the Ashanti Region as the heartbeat of the party, was of the opinion that of all the names that had come up for positions at the national level, it was only Sir John who had come from the party’s stronghold and urged support for his candidature for the position of the general secretary.

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