April 28, 2015

The Member of Parliament for Juaboso, in the Western Region, Mr Kwabena Mintah Akandoh says the New Patriotic Party is bound to face a major difficulty to breakthrough the 2016 elections.

He intimated that the perceived ‘Nana Say factor’ playing a major role in the decision of slots for the contestants will eventually limit their chances in the 2016 general elections.

According to him, eventhough the NPP party is allegedly massaging issues in its internal affairs, there seemed to be overwhelming moments of tensions for the NPP primaries due to some of these issues that have surfaced in the main opposition party.

Ahead of the NPP June 13 Parliamentary primaries, the National Chairman of the party, Paul Awentani Afoko has called on party officials to be united and eschew tendencies that have the potential of dividing the rank and file of the party at the various constituencies.

However, the Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing reacting to the fallout of the internal politics in the NPP on Tuesday Morning on the Badwam platform on Adom TV, predicted that the opposition party was severely reeling from undercurrent issues pertaining to divisiveness that makes it impossible to win an election.

But Catherine Afeku, a former NPP MP for Evalue Gwira has said that the NPP is only preparing earnestly to wrestle power from the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC).

She reiterated that: “the delegates are very discerning and will reward loyalty and service to the party”.

She said her party has only set guidelines to shape up activities in the right direction, however the ultimate decision comes from the delegates who will consider votes based on one’s competence, credential and service to the party, and how well you relate to the people.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/Ghanamps.gov.gh