The National Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is urging all flagbearer aspirants of the Party to eschew intimidations and violent confrontations before, during and after the November 4, 2023, delegates’ conference to elect a flagbearer for the party.
“Insults, insinuations, attacks, and fights, before, during, and after the election should be avoided at all costs,” the statement said.
In a statement, the Ag Chairman, Alhaji Sulemana Yiremea, said, “Patriots, in moments of tension, do remember the sacrifices endured by our forebears in building a future for us. As we share in their glory, let us aim at adding to their gains and not destroy them. God bless Ghana, God bless NPP.”
Council while extending its best wishes to all contestants, and whoever wins on that day is also calling on all delegates to be law-abiding on the Election Day and for the remaining period left for campaigning, asking them to desist from intimidations and hostile confrontations.
The statement, dated 20 October, this years, disclosed that during separate meetings with the four contestants/teams, the Council urged them to appeal to their supporters to note that they all belong to the Great Elephant Party and that the process of selecting one of the four honourable men to lead the Party in its bid to retain power in 2024 is ongoing.
The Council also met with the Party’s Election Committee Chairman, Prof. Mike Oquaye, and his team to inform them about reported cases of unfair treatment meted out to some contestants and urged them to work smoothly with the Electoral Commission and the Police Service to ensure discipline at all the 276 voting centres.
The contestants were also prevailed upon to get their supporters to appreciate the fact that the real struggle begins after November 4.
The Council however assured that the election would be free, fair, and transparent to the satisfaction of all and sundry.