Politics Sat, 10 Jun 2006

NPP To Capture All Of BA ? Mac Manu

The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Peter Mac Manu, has emphasised that the party will completely take over Brong Ahafo Region in all elections to be conducted in the region.

He said for a start, the party would record a resounding victory in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election at the Nkoranza North Constituency, following the resignation of the MP for the area, Mr Eric Amoateng, to prove the party?s determination to make a positive impact in the region.

Mr Mac Manu gave the assurance when he addressed the chiefs and the party activists in the Nkoranza North District at an emergency meeting at Yefri on Sunday, during a constituency tour to assess the chances of the party in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election.

He stressed that the victory in the by-election was a test case for the NPP since it was the first time after winning the 2004 general election that such an event was taking place at a constituency where the parliamentary seat belonged to the ruling party.

Mr Mac Manu said the NPP, had taken pains to study the circumstances which made the party perform dismally in the region during the 2004 general election and had found lasting solutions to the problems.

He advised party activists and numerous supporters in the region to intensify their public education campaigns to sensitise the electorate in the Nkoranza North Constituency to the need to retain the parliamentary seat for the party.

Mr Mac Manu urged party members not to dwell only on their parochial interests, but must rather consider the supreme interest of the party.

The national NPP chairman thanked the chiefs and people of the constituency for championing the cause of the ruling government and assured them that they would benefit greatly for their support.

He emphasised that under his championship, the NPP would be transformed into the most formidable party the nation had ever had.

Nana Osei Mensah Bonsu, the Yefrihene, described the NPP as the best government the nation had ever had after the Busia regime and urged it to continue to offer good governance, coupled with the even distribution of quality development projects across the length and breadth of the country.

He said even though the NPP would win the parliamentary by-election in the constituency, the party members must work extra hard as the NDC started its campaign in the area about two months ago.

Nana Bonsu stressed the need for the top hierarchy of the NPP to actively involve NPP MPs and ministers of the northern extraction in their campaigns, since most of the settler farmers in the constituency were sympathetic to the NDC.

Some of the speakers at the forum included Mr Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment and Mr Kofi Darko, the Regional Chairman of the NPP.

Source: Graphic