Afoko and Agyapong must not be hindered – Akufo Addo


Accra, May 29, GNA – Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the Flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Election 2016 on Friday directed that the National Chairman and the General Secretary of the party must be given access to their offices at the party headquarters.

Mr Pual Afoko National Chairman and Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, General Secretary; ‘must not be hindered in any way from being able to conduct their duties,’ Nana Addo stated in reaction to events within the party after the death of the Upper East Regional Chairman, Mr Adams Mahama.

He explained that: ‘the NPP way of doing things is to be guided by law and order and I ask that normalcy return to our headquarters and party offices.

‘I ask that we extend mutual respect to each other and we listen to each other. ‘Whilst we continue with the period of mourning for Chairman Adams and until the party’s governing bodies meet, I ask that we normalize things within our party.

‘I will not tolerate chaos within our party. The recriminations against ourselves in this period of healing, I repeat, must stop.

‘On the contrary, we should all embrace the laudable initiative of the National Women’s Organiser, who is launching, as from this Sunday here at the party headquarters, a week of fasting and prayers for the welfare of the NPP.

‘I have no doubt that, with the help of Almighty God and by our collective determination, the storms that are currently buffeting the great, historic movement that the NPP represents will soon subside so that it can fulfil its mission of developing our nation in freedom’.

Nana Addo, who was addressing the press at the party headquarters in Accra noted that: ‘the NPP is not the first party to face crisis and the NPP will not be the last party to come out of its crisis stronger. I want to assure you. I am confident of our capacity to overcome and we shall overcome’.

The NPP Elections 2016 Flag bearer reassured party supporters and the country at large that ‘I remain focused on the main project of winning the election of 2016 and forming an NPP administration that will restore hope to our nation.

‘We owe that to the long line of martyrs for freedom and justice in Ghana, and to the millions and millions of hardworking Ghanaians who have seen their efforts destroyed in a difficult, declining economy.

‘This nation deserves a competent, compassionate and honest government and we in the NPP have to provide it so that Ghana can go back to a bright future of progress and prosperity.

‘We have no choice. Come, then, patriots of the NPP, let us stand together, shoulder to shoulder, in the cause of the NPP and make it happen for mother Ghana’.

GNA


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