November 3, 2023

Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South Samuel Atta Akyea ahead of the ruling New Patriotic Party’s flag bearer election on Saturday, November 4, 2023 said any of the presidential aspirant who loses and leaves the party is not a good candidate.

According to him there are rules of engagement and no one can come and deceive the party, go into an election and break away to give semblance of disunity in the party.

In an interview with members of the Parliamentary Press Corps just after adjournment, he point that that if you sign an undertaking not to leave the party after the contest it adds up to one’s integrity.

“You think you can just go and do anything just as you like in this world if you do not want to come under laws and rules you are a lawless person, people should fear you”.

As to what message he has for the delegates ahead of the Saturday’s election, he pointed out “this is not the first time such an exercise is being undertaken in the NPP. It has been done before, the current President Nana Akufo-Addo went through it, same with Professor Adu Boahen and they all displayed maturity.”

Again, if the system says this is the one we should endorse, that is the end of the matter. It is upon you to team up with the winner to generate the result the common enemy in the NDC not ourselves. If you do not understand what we are about doing, then you do not love your party.

In addition the big fight in 2024 is not an individual matter; it is a whole party matter, the one who wins becomes the next president of Ghana.

On the issue of the Majority whip saying ninety-five percent of the lawmakers are supporting Dr. Bawumia, he noted that, it’s the truth and a huge statement because the endorsement is overwhelming. These are not ordinary people and not everybody is under any governmental control.

When they say that someone is being remote control, that is not the reflection on the ground, rather it is what the ground is saying. The same thing that he is one who should be the flag bearer that should minister to everybody that this man is very strong and has the support of those of us at the grassroot that is all you need as leader; and a leader is the one who has the support of all the serious people at the background.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/