Be firm on your directives- Minister backs NPP executives ahead of congress
A Former Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Kojo Adjei Darko has lauded the directives by the New Patriotic Party Executives to banning banners and party paraphernalia of contestants at their impending National Delegates Conference slated to December 18-20.
According to Mr. Adjei Darko, the Executives should be firm on the decision at the venue and make sure everybody go in line with it.
At an emergency Ashanti Regional Executive Committee meeting held on the 24th day of November, 2021, the Committee among other things resolved as follows:
“That the Committee has resolved that any member who in any manner or form communicates through the media against the Party or its officers with intent to cause public disaffection for the Party or its officers shall be made to face the appropriate Disciplinary Committee and sanctions provided under the Party’s Constitution shall be applied where found culpable.”
That the Committee resolved that in order to maintain cohesion and Party unity at all times, all members of the New Patriotic Party shall abide by the above resolutions.”
“It is part of the Committee’s resolution that in order to make the National Annual Delegates Let Conference to be held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi from 18th – 20th December, 2021, a memorable one, all Party members must religiously abide by the directives given by the National Party to the effect that *NO ASPIRANT* shall display his / her banners or memorabilia at the conference grounds or bring along “soloku” drummers in any form or shape as a show of support.”
The anxiety about the chances of the incumbent regional chairman – Bernard Antwi Bosiako continues to deepen as some former Members of parliament and party sympathizers call for new leadership ahead of the regional primaries in 2022.
Meanwhile, section of the party’s supporters believe it is a scheme to protecting and saving the incumbent regional chairman of the party, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako from odium.
But speaking on Silver FM’s morning show on Monday, December 13, hosted by Nana Ampratwum, Mr. Kojo Adjei Darko, also the former MP for Sunyani West said, it is a step in the right direction.
Though he support the idea, he advised the executives to thoroughly investigate any incident where some people would flout the directives by wearing or displaying a contestant banner saying there could be a mafia tactics amongst the contestants to disqualify some of them.
“A contestant could intentionally gather some supporters and give them another contestant clothes and banners to come to the congress ground and disrupt the process just to get that contestant disqualified.
Base on this, the party executives must be extra vigilant if such scenario happens”, the former Minister narrated during the interview monitored by filasconews.