A political Analyst, Dr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi says until the largest opposition New Patriotic Party(NPP) addresses all the sentiments lurking in the background within the party, it will have a lot to contend with ahead of the November polls.
Dr. Adu-Gyamfi feels with this prevailing situation, the 2016 Presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, will have unfavourable circumstances in the party as he nurses hopes of taking a third bite at the next polls.
“We shouldn’t think that people will go to sleep and within a brink of a moment forget all their emotions and the ill-feelings brought about by the subversion of the suspended national chairman. The fact that people have grudgingly accepted quietness to prevail doesn’t mean all is well. The NPP must build the bridges to restore unity in the party,” he told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM.
A former Chief of Staff in the erstwhile Kufuor government, Kwadwo Mpiani, has insisted that Afoko is still the national chairman of the NPP despite being on an indefinite suspension.
According to Mpiani, he does not recognize the sanctions against Afoko, whom he described as “a fine gentleman.”
“He is still the chairman… The party was wrong. Let’s go beyond Afoko…” he added.
Commenting on the claims of Mpiani on Kasapa 102.3 FM, the historian at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology said the posture of the former Chief of Staff fuels the suspicion that all is not well within the NPP despite the seeming quietness.
He has urged the party to ensure it has unity as it intensifies its campaigns towards the general polls.