Let’s Unite For 2016 …Osei-Prempeh Tells NPP


A former deputy Minister for Justice & Attorney-General (A-G), Kwame Osei-Prempeh, has made a passionate appeal to supporters and sympathizers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to put aside their biases and come together as a unit in their quest to win the 2016 general elections. “We need to unite and forge ahead for victory in 2016,” he noted.

The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo made this observation in an exclusive interview with The Chronicle, 48 hours after losing the Ashanti Region NPP Chairmanship slot to his main contender, Bernard Antwi Boasiko, aka Chairman Wontumi.

He told The Chronicle that the party’s peaceful regional elections were a significant step towards mobilizing the elephant family for victory in 2016.

His message seemed to have swept across the country as both winners and losers in the NPP just ended regional elections are speaking with the same accord.

Ishmael Ashitey, who retained his position as the NPP Greater Accra regional Chairman, in an interview with Okay FM, a local radio station in Accra, appealed that “all hands must be on deck” to enable the elephant family wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“There is the need for the party to come to power in 2016 to redeem Ghanaians from the economic hardship the NDC has subjected them to. Therefore, I am inviting everybody to come together for us to work for 2016,” he said.

Commenting further, Hon. Osei-Prempeh, stressed the need for the all losing candidates in the Ashanti Regional NPP elections to rally their support for Chairman Wontume to stir the affairs of the party.

This, he said, would enable him (Chairman Wontumi) to stay focused and increase the party’s support base in the region.

When asked if last Saturday’s elections were free and fair, the outspoken and experienced politician said “the people have decided which direction they want the party to go and so, I have decided not to talk about the elections.”

“I will not make any comment that will put the party into disrepute. I have competed in elections at so many levels. This is my first time I have been defeated and I am not disturbed at all. The election is a sign of victory for the NPP,” Hon. Osei-Prempeh noted.

He told The Chronicle that the election was not about life and death for him to cry over spilt milk since he has served the country and NPP in so many capacities, key among them are Member of Parliament and deputy Minister of Justice & Attorney-General.

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