An aspirant in the Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairmanship race, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, has reminded the teeming following of the party it cannot break the eight-year myth if it continues with the “One Man” style of leadership in the region.
According to him, the One Man Show pattern had cost the party a great deal and contributed to lose. “We have lost so many people from within and without,” for which something must be done about it.
Writing on his Facebook wall, Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, alias COKA, stated: “We need all on board and restore the lost dignity and build confidence and instil a sense of belonging to break the 8.”
The aspirant recounted that since 1992, when the party was formed no individual in the Ashanti Region had claimed credit for sustaining the party.
“From Chairman Harry Poku, Chairman Donkor Fordjuor, FF Anto, to Chairman Yaw Amankwa, all did not claim singular credit for NPP’s achievements in the region,” he indicated.
Odeneho contended that, instead, all past regional chairmen had joined forces to achieve the goals of the party, which position has guided and sustained the party in the region until recently when the “One Man” syndrome crept in.
He contended that no one person could lift the Ashanti NPP up, let alone, carry it on his shoulders.
The Regional Chairman-hopeful said it was about time members of the party revisited the known foundation upon which the party was built and maintain its tradition to strengthen leadership in the region, which had been weakened by a selfish few.