NPP USA Ends its Annual Congress

A staunch member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of Ghana and Member of Parliament (Assin North) has called on his party to eschew corruption and all forms of socio-political negativity within the party. He also challenged the entire membership of NPP to be guided and guarded by truth and honesty at all times, adding “without truth, there will be no unity” in apparent reference to the current political shenanigans and in fighting within the mother party and some of its diasporean chapters. The MP, popularly known for his fearlessness and “boom” straight talks made these observations as the guest speaker at the 2014 NPP-USA National Congress held at Charlotte, North Carolina January 10 to 12, 2014.

Speaking under the theme “Unifying the Party & Empowering the People to Secure Victory” and quoting the Bible (Mathew 12:25), Hon. Kennedy Agyepong opined that unity could be achieved through tolerance of divergent views. He pointed out that the NPP is currently experiencing divisions and dissension for lack of tolerance of different views and opinions. 

He challenged party members to be committed to the goals of the party rather than individual interests. He decried the tendency of allocated party resources that eventually find its way into private hands.

In a brief remark, the NPP two-time Vice Presidential Candidate Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia paid a glowing tribute to NPP-USA for its contributions to the mother party. He pointed out that the NPP has to win elections at the polling stations because going to court for redress is not an option, especially when one does not know the legal interpretation of overvoting and worth of pink sheets. He said Ghana’s Electoral Commission was caught “fili fili” (pants down) attempting to forge document in court during last year’s contentious landmark election petition.

In a welcome address, Mr. Agyei Yeboah, Chair of NPP-USA enumerated successes accrued under his administration for the past five years. In a brief remark, Hon. Adwoa Safo (MP .Dome/Kwabenya) urged able, willing, and ready NPP diasporeans  to help their party in any possible way.  “Our destiny on the day of elections lie in the hands of polling stations and their agents”, she added. In an earlier presentation, Professor Kwaku Asare, an NPP-USA legal team member, presented a detailed power point analysis of the 2012 NPP Election petition and the way forward for NPP. His piece mesmerized and captivated the packed house. He said Ghana’s Supreme Court judges that sat on the landmark petition answered questions no one asked them. He opined that after twice reading the 600 plus rendering of the court’s proceedings and ruling, he came to the conclusion that the Supreme Court decision has created new laws, and that is: “there are no election laws in Ghana.” He added that if Ghana was a serious country, a blue-ribbon commission would have been constituted to analyze and recommend solutions to problems encountered before, during, and after the 2012 elections in order to stem a potential recurrence. Present at the Congress were Hon. Hajia Hawa Koomson (MP  Awutu-Senya East),  Dr. Arthur Kennedy, a onetime NPP presidential aspirant Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko, Idris Mohammed, and other NPP stalwarts.

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