October 4, 2013

Boniface Gambila a leading member of the New Patriotic Party has set out to clarify recent controversial calls by the party’s National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey.

According to the Member of Parliament for Nabdam in the Upper West Region, the idea to allow incumbent MP’s to go unopposed as well as calls to have an early congress, were opinions by the party chairman and nothing more.

He said these suggestions were open to deliberation but were unfortunately misconstrued by media.

Earlier on Wednesday, aggrieved NPP supporters marched to protest these claims at the headquarters of the party, where the National executive committee were meeting on new proposals for the 2016 elections.

However, Mr. Gambila, on Radio XYZ’s Strict Proof programme said, “I think it is just how the information got out. I believe these were suggestions made by the national chairman in an effort to be innovative and creative.

“I don’t see a problem with that. However I think the message that was put out there was simply misconstrued”

Meanwhile, NPP has issued a press release after the meeting, denying claims of imposing MP’s on their various constituencies.

According to the statement, the NPP believes that elections are the best way to judge one’s electability.

It further read “The second misinformation was that the National Executives are seeking to extend their mandate. This too was summarily dismissed. The National Executives are working towards its replacement in March 2014 and the Constituency and Regional elections to precede the National Delegates Congress”.

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