We will not treat Mahama as a walkover – Nana Boakye
Mr Henry Nana Boakye, the National Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said the party will not be complacent but would campaign massively as though it was in opposition.
“We are not going to treat Mahama as a walkover, we are not going to relax, We are going to enter every single hole, we are going to cover every single space,” he said.
He said even though expectations of some party members had not been met in the party’s two years in power; “I can say that two years in power, His Excellency the President has performed miracles far more than President Mahama's eight years of incompetence.”
Mr Boakye was speaking at the launch of the party’s Upper East Regional Youth Wing of the NPP in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital.
The programme was attended by Mr Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General who is the Member of Parliament for the Tempane Constituency, Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister, Municipal and District Chief Executives, National, Regional and Constituency Party Executives and party sympathizers.
Mr Boakye urged members of the party to put their differences behind and work hard as one united party, because, unity was key in election 2020.
According to the National Youth Organizer, the NPP met “a messed up economy, we met a shuttered economy. Today, we are putting together the pieces, so please if your expectations have not been met, I am telling you, the trust you have reposed in us, the regional and national executives, we shall continue to fight for you.”
Mr Boakye called on party supporters to rally round the party to ensure it stayed in power and addressed their challenges. “Whatever challenge you are going through now, does not mean election 2020 should elude us.”
Mr Samuel Awuku, the National Organizer of the party said what the party had done since assuming office as government was well appropriated to the benefit of every Ghanaian. “It has not been easy but Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been a covenant keeping President.”
Mr Awuku said there was prosperity, misery, hope and hopelessness on the ballot paper at any point in time, “you do not go to play draught on the ballot paper, let us not also think that we are going to be complacent in 2020. NPP will do more campaigns than we did in 2016.”
Mr Kpemka said all corruption related cases the party campaigned on were under investigations, “four major cases are in court. If we succeed in these four major cases, the nation will benefit in not less than one billion Ghana cedis. The NPP is not a party of propaganda. We are realist people.” he added.
He admonished members of the party at all levels to continue to abide by the laws of the country to stay out of trouble.