John Boadu, General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on party members and supporters to calm down and not utter words that will raise the country’s tension.
Following the elections on Monday, December 7, 2020, the NPP lost a number of Parliamentary seats.
In comparison to the 2016 elections, where the NPP gained 169 seats, the party lost more than 30 seats to the opposition National Democratic Congress in the 2020 elections (NDC).
In this year’s elections, the NDC gave the NPP a very close mark, currently claiming 136 seats, while the NPP leads with 137.
The Parliamentary results, however, are in question because the NDC feels that they have been short-changed and says that they have won 140 seats in Parliament.
The party members and supporters have laid the blame on their representatives with the NPP having 137 seats in Parliament and with noteworthy candidates losing their seats.
John Boadu urged the members and supporters to maintain caution, speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s ” Kokrokoo “.
The party should concentrate on the path forward, according to him, and not on responsibility for apportionment.
“Don’t hurry to make statements that won’t help the party just to please the public. Some of us, we’ve been part of this process for a very long time . . . sometimes, we take knee jerk reaction to the problem at hand. Let’s exercise patience . . . one thing we have to be sure not to do is to start orchestrating blame games,” he said.