A former General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is hopeful the NPP’s current troubles will not crash the party but the supporters and leaders will unite for the NPP’s victory.
He, on Eyewitness News, called on the rank and file of the party to rally behind their flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo to help him wrestle power from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2016.
Nana Akufo-Addo is currently on a “rise and build” tour of the regions ahead of the launch of their campaign.
Nana Addo has been accused of sidelining the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong from the tour; a situation that has heightened tensions in the party.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie also known as Sir John, called for calm saying “I believe that with the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo, all these things will be put behind us, and we will unite around a common course of rising up and building this Ghana that is completely shattered.”
“Nana Akufo Addo will rise out of his hardships and I believe that all of us will respond to that call to rise up and build including all the leadership of our party, including Ghanaians from all walks of life and respond to the call as it came to Nehemiah [in the Bible] and that, all of them said we will rise up and build. So we are going to do that and build this edifice so that in 2016 victory will be ours,” he added.
Sir John conceded that the current happenings in the party “is a sad day for the NPP” but said “I can tell you that together we will build; all of us including our general secretary, including our national chairman and all our executives.”