The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Agona West, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, has called on members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the constituency to close their ranks and be united to enhance the fortunes of the party in the area.
According to her, it was important for members of the party to come together and work effectively towards building a formidable and strong party.
The MCE has, therefore, extended an olive branch to all disgruntled members of the party to bury their differences and work in unity towards improving the living conditions of the constituents.
Mrs Assan made the call when she addressed the delegates’ conference of the constituency held at the St Anthony Catholic Parish Hall in Agona Swedru in the Central Region last Sunday.
She said the misunderstandings between the party leadership in the constituency before, during and after the 2016 election must be resolved as early as possible to promote peace and unity in the party.
Mrs Assan urged the delegates to put all grievances behind them and renew their commitments to the party in an attempt to contribute to the development of the constituency and the nation as a whole.
She further commended the electoral area coordinators, polling station executives and other youth groups for their volunteerism and commitment during the 2016 campaign that enabled the party to wrest power from the National democratic Congress (NDC).
She indicated that the NPP would justify the confidence reposed in it by the electorate by implementing policies and programmes that would alleviate the plights of the suffering masses.
The Central Regional First Vice Chairman of the NPP, Mr Joe Donkor, called on the party faithful to remain calm and be patient, since the government had a four-year mandate to steer the affairs of the country.
He noted that the government inherited both assets and liabilities from the erstwhile NDC administration and that the NPP was taking steps to correct the wrongs of the previous government in order to pave the way for a smooth take-off of the NPP government.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, Mrs Cynthia Morrison, noted that she was putting in place interventions and programmes that would inure to the benefit of the party supporters in the constituency.
She acknowledged the contributions of youth groups who embarked upon vigorous grass-roots campaign that enabled the party to win both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Don’t neglect grass roots
The Agona West Constituency Chairman of the NPP, Mr Kojo Addo, who chaired the event, cautioned party members appointed to positions in government not to forget the grass-roots members who toiled and worked for the party to recapture power.
He said failure on the part of the party leadership to recognise and reward such individuals might spell doom for the party, since they were an important campaign machinery for the party.