May 16, 2011

Mr Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to all candidates who were defeated in the just ended parliamentary primaries to join the party’s campaign trail to win back power in 2012.

According to him, it was clear that the NPP would win both the parliamentary and presidential elections come 2012 to continue the good policies and programmes started by former President John Agyekum Kufour.

He therefore called on all those who won the primaries to include the vanquished in their campaign in order to mobilize more support for the party.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey made the appeal when he addressed the media in Koforidua after a closed door meeting with all the elected parliamentary as well as candidates who lost the contest during the primaries.

He noted that considering what happened in the 2008 parliamentary primaries, where the party prompted most of the losing candidates and some aggrieved supporters to contest as independent candidates, it was important to map strategies to correct those mistakes, hence the “all hands on deck” nationwide tour by the Flag bearer.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of destroying all the good policies started by the NPP government between 2001 and 2008, therefore, appealling to Ghanaians to reject the NDC and bring back the NPP to save them from the high rate of poverty they were experiencing.

“If you see what is happening in the country it is clear that the President and the government had lost focus, vision and direction and if care is not taken to take them away in 2012, things will go from bad to worse,” he said.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey appealed to all NPP supporters to close their ranks, unite and not to allow anything divide them from the main objective of wining power in 2012.

Source: GNA