May 27, 2015

The Member of Parliament for Effutu constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has posited that a ‘political decision is necessary at this point to bring the internal squabbling under control’ in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He said: ‘either the two gentlemen (Chairman Afoko/Kwabena Agyepong) should demonstrate genuine commitment to work together with the flag bearer to win election 2016 or they step down to ease the multiplicity of frictions in the party.’

The Effutu MP contributing to the way forward of the party on the Badwam platform on Multi TV, Wednesday admitted that the party is currently at a crossroad, but a more resourceful move would be for the party to dispel the disunity and more so be bold to foist a political decision; that may be necessary to bring a revolution in the party.

“The bottom line is, we are a political party and we should be able to manage our internal affairs,” the Effutu legislator maintained.

According to him, because of the emphasis of the internal wrangling, some important issues of national interest urgent for discussion in the media have been consigned to the backburner as a result of the misunderstanding they faced as a party.

He claimed: “there was no time for us (NPP) to waste as a party,” hence it was imperative for the rank and file of the party to quickly rein in the infighting for a backroom decision to be taken so they reach a common ground within the party.

The Dankwa-Dombo-Busia tradition is rocked with confusion over the past few days.

Six regional branches of the party have passed a vote of no confidence in Afoko and Agyepong following their alleged involvement in the killing of the Upper East regional chairman of the party Adams Mahama.

Jonathan Adjei/