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General News Thu, 29 Oct 2015

We need numbers to face election 2016 – Frank Agyekum

The Spokesperson and special Aide to former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Frank Agyekum, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) needs to be smart in finding solutions towards the forward march of the party as far as election 2016 is concerned.

With almost a year to the elections, Agyekum believes the party will have to quickly mend the deep cracks within the Danqua-Busia-Dombo tradition to help sustain the confidence of party followers in approaching the elections.

In an interview with an Accra-based Citi FM, Mr. Frank Agyekum said: "In just about a year to go into elections, we don’t need that divisions in the party; We need to settle this matter quickly; that will help us build a solid front for the 2016 elections".

He said it remained critical for the NPP to build its membership stock continuously and even attract the numbers from outside the party as well, which he described as relevant to the ultimate interest of winning power next year.

The NPP last Friday, October 23, 2015, indefinitely suspended Mr. Afoko on grounds of misconduct when the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party unanimously adopted a recommendation of the National Disciplinary Committee for such a directive.

Among the charges against the embattled chairman are; his conduct and style of leadership was problematic; he held irregular meetings and also took unilateral decisions which caused turmoil in the party.

Mr. Afoko has since been fighting back urging the public to dispel the decision of the NEC since their action was an affront to the party’s constitution.

Source: kasapafmonline.com
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