A New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbeaership hopeful, Eric Sakyi Nketiah has appealed to senior officials of the party to desist from openly supporting any of the presidential aspirants of the party and also to refrain from speaking to the media about their choices.
This, he said, will go a long way to prepare the grounds for the much-needed unity required for the historic victory that awaits the NPP on December 7, 2024.
In a Press Release signed and issued by Eric Sakyi Nketiah, he stated that the rush by some senior officers of the party including sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) to endorse one candidate is a recipe for “generating unnecessary tension, disunity, infighting, backbiting and cracks within a party that needs nothing but unity as it prepares itself to Break the Eight.”
He indicated that senior party officials including Constituency Chairmen, Regional Executives, Members of Parliament, Regional representatives to the National Council, Council of Elders, National Officers, former National Officers, the President and the former President must refrain from endorsing aspirants so as to ensure unity and cohesion within the party as it journey’s towards 2024 elections.
According to him, the party needs unity among the rank and file hence, urged supporters to stay on the path of decent language, progressive debates, critical thinking, positive history and factual accuracies.
“We also call on all to desist from manipulating ethnic and religious diversity for selfish purposes,” he stated.
Eric Sakyi Nketiah also pointed out that, the political discourse within the NPP has been taken over by the use of intemperate language, distortion of history, factual inaccuracies, the manipulation of ethnic and religious diversity among supporters of some presidential aspirants, stressing that, “As we in ESN for President 2024 have always maintained, Breaking the Eight is within reach. The NPP already has one leg at the Jubilee House in January 2025. Hard work is what is needed in the months ahead to make this fully realizable. Nothing must be spared to make this dream a reality.”