The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nkawkaw chairman in the Eastern Region has stressed the key role that the center-right ideological party plays in Africa’s goals to improve democratic processes and governance.
He thanked Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye and his group for working to improve the party’s internal election procedures when they were in charge of the presidential primaries.
Following the party’s defeat in the 2008 general election, these measures were put in place to guarantee inclusion at all party levels, including the leadership, the grassroots, and even within particular groups like the Zongos.
The Chairman discussed the most recent Special Delegates Congress of the NPP during an appearance on Obuoba FM’s morning program in Nkawkaw.
Instead of conducting a straightforward election for the best candidate, this congress sought to pick five flagbearer candidates from a group of ten by using a procedure that includes cognitive analysis and a “SWOT” study. Dr. Mahamud Bawumia, the current vice president, won because of his resounding support and impressive accomplishments.
The Chairman emphasized that Dr. Mahamud Bawumia has a good chance of succeeding in the following steps and guiding the party to victory in the upcoming general elections against former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with the best candidate chosen from the congress.
He credited Dr. Mahamud Bawumia’s administration’s achievements to sound governance practices.
These accomplishments include the use of medical drones, the “one district/constituency one ambulance” plan, massive road development projects, and huge earnings for the Electricity Company of Ghana.
Chairman Andy Kwaku Ameyaw asked eligible voters inside the party to observe the secret voting process and abide with the party’s constitution in light of the behavior of the delegates at the congress and some reported altercations.
He condemned delegates who asked for money from candidates before casting their votes, highlighting the significance of upholding the process’ integrity.
In contrast to the difficulties endured by the party’s previous generations like late Dr. J.B. Danquah, he emphasized the fortunate experience of the present party generation, which has seen victories with flagbearers like former President John Agyekum Kufuor and current President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo under the fourth republic.