By: Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi
The Bekwai Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is holding a peace rally at Bekwai on Tuesday May 1, 2012 to kick-start the national campaign for the 2012 general elections.
The party intends to launch a campaign message for the elections during the proposed mammoth rally.
Mr. Patrick Adu-Gyamfi, constituency chairman of the party, who disclosed this told The Chronicle, said the rally would be addressed by the flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo, and his running mate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia.
Other speakers, according to Mr. Adu Gyamfi, are the former President, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, the Minority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, and the National Chairman, Mr. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, NPP Campaign Manager Mr. Boakye Agyarko, and the Regional Chairman, Mr. F. F. Anto.
The forum would also be addressed by the Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joe Osei-Wusu, and members of the NPP National and Ashanti Regional Parliamentary caucuses.
The rally would also seek to help the executives streamline party activities and step up the electioneering campaign, as well as unite members of the party in the constituency, and make the NPP more attractive to constituents.
The constituency chairman stressed the need to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the constituency before, during, and after the December 2012 general elections, and urged members of the party to show commitment to peace.
Mr. Adu-Gyamfi cautioned them to be tolerant as the NPP embarks on a vigorous membership drive in the constituency to canvass for more votes for the party and its flagbearer.
According to him, getting more votes to make Nana Akufo Addo the ultimate winner in the 2012 presidential poll was paramount to the constituency, which is basically an NPP stronghold, as well as all stakeholders of the party.
As part of the peace plan, Chairman Adu-Gyamfi said the constituency executives were planning to hold similar peace rallies throughout the constituency, and hinted of the organisation of inter-party football matches and friendly games to foster unity and friendship among the constituents.