We cannot win with divided front: Chairman Arhin
The Cape Coast North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Stephen Kojo Arhin, says the party would need a unified front to retain the parliamentary seat in the December elections.
He has, therefore, appealed to failed aspirants in the recent parliamentary primaries and their supporters, as well as those who won, to close their ranks in unity.
In an interview with The Chronicle, Mr Arhin explained that “Delegates and those who have the power to select the parliamentary candidate have decided, and we must respect their verdict.”
According to Chairman Arhin, the party has a brighter chance of retaining the Cape Coast North Constituency seat, but this, he noted, could not materialise without unity.
“I am, therefore, calling on every party member to let go whatever bitterness or bad feelings, so that we can build a strong party to win the December polls,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, he added, had implemented a lot of social interventionist policies that have improved the living standard of the ordinary Ghanaian.
“We, therefore, have a better head-to-head record against our opponents, which also gives us a better and brighter chance to win hands down,” he further stated.
The Chairman promised that he would bring everyone on board, in the spirit of oneness, for the forward moving of the party to ensure total victory.
The Member of Parliament for the constituency, Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, was retained by the delegates to lead the party in December during the primaries.
Mrs Ayisi’s mandate was renewed by the delegates with 199 votes as against 150 votes obtained by her closet contender, Mr Lawerence Ampah. Mr Joseph T Baidoo had 63 while Mr Samuel Philip Longdon only secured 26 votes in a rather bizarre circumstance.