The New Patriotic Party has expressed profound gratitude to all delegates and invitees who participated and contributed to the success of the Party’s National Delegates Conference held at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra Sunday, ABC News can report.
A statement released by the General Secretary of the Party, John Boadu said the meeting would go down in history as one of the most successful National Annual Delegates Conferences of the party.
The conference, which saw more than 6000 delegates gather at the venue, provided a platform for the party to to among other things take stock of the activities of the party in the year under review.
The conference which was held on the theme “NPP, WE HAVE PERFOMED BETTER-4 MORE TO DO MORE” also provided an opportunity for the party to showcase and to celebrate the achievements of the Akufo-Addo government in its first term of office and justify the need for the party’s reelection in 2020.
“The party is much thankful to the National Planning Committee which was led by Madam Rita Asobayire and all the subcommittees for doing extremely well in putting together what would go in history as one of the most successful National Annual Delegates Conferences of the party, the statement said.
“The party, having chalked this milestone, is also grateful to H.E. President Akufo-Addo and spouse, H.E. Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and spouse, Ministers of State, MPs, MMDCEs, CEOs and other government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, the security agencies, the media as well as representatives of other political parties that graced the occasion for making this day a great day,” it added.
The Party said although 2019 has been “a good year” for the Akufo-Addo government, it looks forward to a better 2020, which has been christened the year of roads.
Multiple speakers at the conference stressed on the need for unity in the party particularly when the party is preparing to hold its parliamentary primaries in April 2020.
President Akufo-Addo cautioned the party against any discord ahead of the exercise, stressing that it is “extremely important that this process goes on in a sensible, peaceful and serene manner.”
The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, called for a rethink of the way NPP carries out its electoral activities because he feels the current mode of electing executives of the party, among others, is dividing the party.
The NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, also cautioned party members and supporters against using social media to attack party executives and leadership.