Even before the first vote would be cast for the New Patriotic Party’s National Delegates’ Conference, in Koforidua tomorrow, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has admonished delegates of the party to maintain and safeguard the party’s gains in the 2016 election.
In his message to delegates of the party, the President noted that it has been an arduous journey for the party since 2008, but, working together, shoulder to shoulder as fellow patriots and nationalists for democracy in Ghana, the party was able to overcome the difficulties of opposition, and won a famous, historic victory that has brought the party back into office.
“Our stamina was tested, but we kept going in the full belief that the Battle was the Lord’s,” he said.
In consonance with the theme of the Conference, which is “Building a Stronger Party, Delivering Prosperity to Ghanaians”, the President is urging delegates to be mindful that the election of national officers is of great importance.
“We must elect officers whose principal goals will be to unify the party, strengthen its base and machinery, work hand-in-hand with government, and ensure that we give this country good governance to bring progress and prosperity to all of our people,” he said.
The President continued, “The unfortunate events that characterized the aftermath of our previous National Delegates Conference in April 2014, held in Tamale, which led to the suspension from office of three senior elected officials and a handful of other officers for undermining the cohesion of the party, must never occur again.”
To this end, President Akufo-Addo stressed that “we must maintain and safeguard the gains of 2016 by electing the right persons to do so.”
The party’s delegates who will be gathering in Koforidua tomorrow, the President said, hold the key to the future of the NPP and Ghana.
“We have the programme and the personnel that can lead Ghana to her destiny of progress and prosperity. When we bring prosperity to Ghana, we bring prosperity to ourselves. We must, accordingly, conduct ourselves in a manner that will deepen the confidence the Ghanaian people have reposed in us. The decisions we take here at this Conferenceshould enhance the prospects of our collective future,” he added.
The President was confident that “the NPP delegate, will make the right decision, and help build a stronger party which will help deliver prosperity to the people of Ghana.”