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16.09.2002 General News

No room for trouble makers at NPP

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THE Eastern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Adi Ankamah, has enteated rabble-rousers within the party to leave it since their actions will lead to its disintegration.

He said such people are not needed in the party and that they would do themselves a lot of good if they leave the party willingly before they are shown the exit.

Nana Adi Ankamah made these remarks over the weekend when some radicals within the party tried to cause commotion at Bunso in the Eastern Region during the election of new executive members for the Akim Abuakwa Constituency.

He said most people deserted the party when it was going through trying moments and now that the tables have been turned in its favour these same people have come back to reap what they have not sown.

Nana Adi Ankamah, who warned that indiscipline would not be tolerated in the party, called on supporters in the Akim Abuakwa Constituency to see themselves as a shining example for party members throughout the country, since according to him, “the origin of the NPP can be traced to the Abuakwa constituency” where the UP of which the NPP is the offshoot started.

He called on the members to maintain the stronghold that the party has in that area and aim at winning more people to their side so that they can exceed the over 28,000 votes that the party had during the last elections.

Inaugurating the nine newly elected members, the Regional Chairman asked them to form a disciplinary committee to see to the disciplinary aspects of the party in the constituency.

He also called on them to organise periodic meetings with polling agents who are close to the electorate to know their problems.

He called on the electorate to respect and give the necessary support and backing to the newly elected executives.

Mr Yaw Amfo Kwakye, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Nana Akoffo Addo, who is also the MP for the Akim Abuakwa, on behalf of the MP, called on the party to unite to ensure its progress.

He called on the electorate to elect competent people and that the executive at the party headquarters are ready to work with all executives in the various constituencies. He called on them not to take sides against one another, which in the long run he said, can disintegrate the party.

The East Akim District Chief Executive, Mr Victor Asihene, called on party members to arm themselves with knowledge on the good works the government has done and continues to do so that they can convince others to support it.

He also called them to be confident that the government is not going to let down the people who elected it to power. The newly elected executive members were sworn in to office with the incumbent Chairman, Mr Douglas Asare, retaining his position.

The Vice Chairman, Ohene Ofori Atta, stood unopposed and a new entry, Alhaji Bodinga, the only Muslim who used that to his advantage in his last minute campaign, managed to win the hearts of the electors to vote for him as the Second Vice Chairman.

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