Kufuor calls for reconciliation within NPP

Former President J. A. Kufour
Former President J. A. Kufour

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Saturday called for an urgent reconciliation within the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He decried the continuous infighting and wrangling within the rank and file of the Party, and emphasised that every member is needed if the NPP is poised to win Election 2016.

President Kufuor made the call during his address of the leadership, members and supporters of the Party at its day’s 15th extraordinary annual Delegates Conference held in Sunyani on the theme: “Arise for Change 2016.”

The Former President expressed the need for reconciliation as imperative to bring every member of the NPP on board for effective electioneering.

According to former President Kufuor Ghanaians are yearning for change of government in the Election 2016, saying it is only the NPP which could bring that change.

He said the country has witnessed bad governance, poor economic management and lack of direction in the last seven years, indicating that until the NPP closes its ranks it would be difficult for it to regain power.

Former President Kufuor affirmed the defining character of the NPP as promoting human dignity, the rule of law, tolerance and good governance, and therefore asked the leadership of the Party to be more responsive in addressing the challenges within it.

“It is only the NPP which has the DNA to move the country forward by spurring private sector growth,” he said.

Former President Kufuor entreated members and supporters of the NPP to empower and support Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his running mate Alhaji Dr Mohamadu Bawumia in the electioneering for the Party to win the 2016 general election.

He asked the leaders and chairpersons of the Party to see themselves as servants and should therefore work hard for it to win the votes of the grassroots voters.

Mr Freddie Blay, the NPP Acting National Chairman said the Party is ready to win the 2016 general election and nothing could obstruct its focus.

He admitted that 2015 has been a difficult year for the NPP due to several challenges it has encountered, but added the Party is poised to ensure that Nana Akufo-Addo, the flag bearer wins the Presidential election.

Mr Blay therefore asked the Party members and supporters to remain focus and rally solidly behind the new leadership during the electioneering.

He stated that as a human institution, the NPP could avoid some challenges and entreated members not to allow problems, which could affect the fortunes of the Party to be brought on board.

Source: GNA

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