Politics of 2014-06-23

Afoko calls for calm in NPP

National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Paul Afoko has said he and members of the National Executives are unfazed by the current challenges the party is experiencing because they are temporary and surmountable.

He said the NPP will come out of them stronger and better prepared for the task of winning power in the 2016 general elections and to bring relief to the people of Ghana who are currently suffering under the Mahama government.

In an interaction with a section of the media in Accra, Mr. Afoko reaffirmed his commitment and that of the National Executives to remain honest and neutral arbiters in all the affairs of the party.

He said the court case brought against the party is unfortunate but will be resolved amicably. “It is a little matter bordering on our constitution and therefore cannot stall the progress of the party,” he added.

Mr. Afoko said people who really love the NPP and want to see it come to power cannot be engaged in actions that tend to divide the party instead of uniting it.

He said the “measure of our commitment to this party should be seen in how much effort we put in to bring everybody together and on board and not to tell tales about who wins or who is floored in our internal debates.”

He called on all members and supporters of the party to stand firmly behind their executives and desist from any kind of commentary that will drive a wedge between the leadership.

He also asked the media to be circumspect in their reportage.