From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
UNITY and commitment to party duties have been identified as the major factors that can help the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) achieve victory, come the 201 general elections.
Supporters of the party in the Kwadaso constituency have therefore, been urged to close their ranks and work hard to ensure the success of the party in the next general elections.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, Dr.Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who gave the advice during a meeting with ward coordinators of the party in the constituency, said the time had come for the party to focus on building the internal and grassroots structures.
He therefore, emphasised the need for footsoldiers and grassroots campaigners to rededicate and commit themselves to the general interest of the party, stressing that any act of disintegration could spell doom, and jeopardise the electoral chances of the party.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie was in the constituency to offer his gratitude to delegates for the support shown to the flagbearer of the party, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo, and to encourage them to intensify campaigns ahead of the 2012 elections.
The MP said the Kwadaso constituency had assumed the position of the hub of the party in the metropolis, given the huge support base the party enjoyed during the 2008 elections, and subsequently, the presidential primary held in August this year.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie therefore, said the achievements imposed a major responsibility on the footsoldiers in the constituency to work hard to sustain the record, adding that the major objective ahead was to make sure the 8,000 votes secured by the NDC, was whittled down completely, and added to that of the NPP.
He observed that since the party was in opposition, the footsoldiers must focus more on what they could do for the party, and not the other way round.
The MP, however, cautioned that the fate of Ghana would be doomed if the NDC retains power in 2012, adding, “It is the responsibility of you and I, to work hard to ensure that it will not happen in 2012, because if that happens, Ghana would be the eventual loser.”