NPP will break 8-year cycle to make history — Minister

BY: Gilbert Mawuli Agbey
Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, the Central Regional Minister
Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, the Central Regional Minister

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will win a third term to break the eight-year cycle to make history, the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, has said.

As a history making party in Ghana’s politics, she said, the party would prosecute an effective and efficient political campaign in the run-up to the 2024 general election to win political power.

“I can assure party members and supporters that the NPP will win a straight third term to continue to steer the affairs of the nation which will be a great shock to many Ghanaians”.

Conference

Mrs Assan was speaking at the constituency annual delegate’s conference of the NPP at Agona Abodom in the Agona West Constituency last Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

She noted that although some Ghanaians and political watchers did not believe that the NPP stood a chance to break the eight-year cycle, the ruling NPP would ensure that the agenda to break the cycle became a reality

“Just as party members and sympathisers of the NPP worked so hard to enable the party to win both the 2016 and 2020 general election, they should do the same for the next general election to enable the party to make history” she said.

Mrs Assan appealed to members of the party to see themselves as belonging to the elephant family and work in the interest of the party.

Commendation

The NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, thanked the delegates and party members since it was through their efforts that the party won the 2020 elections.

She urged the members of the party not to allow members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to deceive them.

“I entreat you to stand firm and defend the government as measures are being put in place to improve the economy to bring relief to ordinary Ghanaians,” she stated.

Skirt and blouse

Delivering his report, the acting Constituency Secretary, Nana Kwame Agyei bemoaned the skirt and blouse voting pattern which occurred in the constituency in the 2020 elections.

He said although President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo beat former President John Mahama of the NDC with more than 9,000 votes, Mrs Morrison, the NPP MP for the area won the seat with only 2,000 votes.