May 5, 2015

The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Hon. Collins Owusu Amankwah has expressed worry over the NPP’s chances of wrestling power from the NDC as the party’s leadership has failed in all attempts to resolve its internal wrangling.

The struggles, he said, was negatively affecting activities at the grass-root level and therefore called for a more swift systematic and amicable ways of resolving issues at the party’s hierarchy.

He was contributing to a discussion on Adom TV’s Badwam morning show programme Tuesday, after reports suggest another power struggle between Chairman Paul Afoko, General Secretary Mr. Kwabena Agyepong and some members of the party’s steering committee as the two top officials were allegedly not informed of a meeting held on Monday.

Meanwhile, First Vice Chairman of the Party, Mr. Freddie Blay has since denied claims that the National Chairman and General Secretary were not informed of the Steering Committee Meeting.

He explained that the meeting was convened in accordance to Article 9(1)2(a) of the party’s constitution which states that in the absence of the National Chairman, the First Vice Chairman can call for any meeting.

However, the Manhyia North who sounded very much uncomfortable with reactions emanating from the Party’s Headquarters called for peace to reign in the party, adding that Ghanaians were still looking up to the NPP to salvage them from the country’s worsening economic hardship.

He noted that the NDC’s economic mismanagement and failure to resolve the recent erratic power supply offers the NPP a better chance to win the upcoming 2016 election but only do so if the party could strategize well and resolve its internal issues.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/