22.09.2004 NPP News

NPP: We're committed to free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections

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Accra, Sept. 22, GNA - The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to a free, fair, transparent and peaceful election in December, saying the party would continue to confirm the ballot box as the only medium by which people could determine who should rule them.

An 11-point resolution adopted at the party's just-ended National Delegates' Conference in Kumasi and released in Accra on Wednesday called on other political parties to make a commitment to accept the outcome of the December elections, "should they be vanquished as they certainly will".

The resolution re-affirmed the confidence of the delegates in the government of President John Agyekum Kufuor and its blue print for Ghana's development.

Mr Dan Botwe, General-Secretary of the NPP, who outdoored the resolution at a press conference in Accra, said delegates mandated the national executives to effect full disciplinary action against any group of persons or individuals who were found guilty of indiscipline. "Full disciplinary actions should be taken against any person or group of persons by whose actions and inactions the name of the party shall be brought into disrepute."

The resolution said the delegates further commended the national executives for the training programmes being organised for regional and constituency executives of the party and urged them to extend such training programmes to benefit the Youth and Women's Wings of the party.

The resolution said they re-affirmed the confidence of delegates in the party's philosophy and belief in wealth creation, aimed at empowering the individual to exercise his or her talents to the fullest, with the avowed aim of establishing a property-owing democracy.

The delegates also affirmed the decision of the National Delegates' Conference held in Cape Coast last year at which it was resolved that "the Youth and Women's Wings be made the vanguards of the campaign for victory 2004" and called on the executives to provide logistics, resources and funding to make this declaration more meaningful.

The conference called on government to accelerate the pace of the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic and mandated the executives and the campaign team to make HIV/AIDS education part of the campaign.

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