NPP holds unity rally in Tamale
The New Patriotic Party in the Northern Region has held a unity rally in Tamale in preparation towards the forthcoming general elections.
Dubbed “Nangbanyini Rally”, the forefront of the veterans’ village buzz with NPP faithful amid chanting of party songs and display of party paraphernalia on New Year day.
Speaking to journalists at the rally ground, the Northern Regional Communication Director of the NPP, Mr Abudu Abdul-Ganiu, said the rally, though intended to unite members of the party, was also to remind the youth that their year of liberation had arrived.
He said the elections that would be held later in the year would be an avenue for the Ghanaian youth to liberate themselves from the bad policies of the present government and urged the youth to work assiduously to achieve that liberation.
The peak of the rally was the arrival of the Northern Regional Chairman of the party, Alhaji Haruna Tia, a.k.a Harumbees and the former Regional Chairman, Alhassan Adoo in the same convoy. The two personalities, after their arrival, mounted the stage together, held hands and waved to the crowd amidst deafening cheers from the crowd.
Alhassan Adoo in his address, asked all in the party to bury their differences and forge ahead in unity to ensure that the party wins the 2012 election.
He said the NPP deserved to win the 2012 elections, adding that the only barrier to achieving that feat would be disunity within the party.
He, therefore,asked anybody who had any grudge against his/her party member to forgive the person in the broader interest of the party.
A defected member of the NDC to the NPP, Mr Seidu Chesuaa, assured the gathering that the NDC’s invincibility would be broken in the Tamale Metropolis in this year’s elections.
He said the NDC played petrol politics with Ghanaians but after winning power, they proved that they were a worse government than what they claimed the NPP to be.
He claimed that at Changli, a suburb of the metropolis where he hailed from, more than 758 members of the NDC defected to the NPP after he joined the NPP.
He said he would personally monitor the elections this year at Changli to ensure that the electoral hanky-pankies such as multiple voting that had been taking place in the area, many of which were masterminded by him, did not take place again.