A group calling itself the Concerned Electoral Area Coordinators and Polling Station Executives of NPP in the Northern Region has said the only way the party can show its true diversified nature is to elect a non-Akan Flagbearer for the 2024 general elections.
They described themselves as the principal grassroot mobilization force for the party and know how debilitating the propaganda of the NDC has been in describing the NPP as an Akan party.
The Concerned Electoral Area Coordinators and Polling Station Executives opined that the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu made the “most logical argument” in saying that it will be unwise to file another Akan Presidential Candidate to Succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“The attempt to draw a wedge between the non-Akan speaking southerners and their northern counterparts is repugnant. The fact that, Ga, Dangbes, Ewes and so many other ethnic groups have not had the privilege of being on the ticket of the party, makes the case more for Hon Kyei Mensah Bonsu”.
Convener of the group and electoral Area Coordinator for Zogbeli, Alhassan Inusah who addressed a press conference in Tamale said, the history of the NPP since 1992 has played into the propaganda of the NDC and that the view by the Majority Leader resonates with the greater majority of the NPP.
“This has made it increasingly difficult for us at the base level to canvass for votes for our party in non-Akan areas of this country. In spite of this phenomenon, it should be heartwarming to all and sundry particularly us in this part of the country to welcome a party project that promotes diversified leadership in the party from the assertion that the NPP is an Akan party”.
Alhassan Inusah also described as laughable accusations that Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonus is pursuing a Vice Presidential ambition with his recommendation of a non-Akan flagbearer.
He argued that, the Majority Leader is on record to have advised Alan Kyeremanteng to partner a non-Akan Presidential candidate of the NPP.
Story By: Edward A. Ken-Zorre