Politics

NPP set up team to monitor premature announcing of 2024 presidential ambitions

The New Patriotic Party has instituted a committee to monitor persons splashing posters of possible presidential candidates in some parts of the country.

The governing party is seeking to unmask the faceless individuals behind the massive campaigns which have dominated headlines in the traditional and social media space.

This is according to the National Organiser of the NPP, Mr. Sammy Awuku.

In an exclusive interview with Metro TV’s Francisca Kakra Forson on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, regarding recent posters alluding prominent NPP officials’ presidential ambition, Mr. Awuku blamed the media and pollsters for masterminding the campaigns.

According to him, media houses and pollsters are deliberately spreading such news to divert the government’s attention from its impending projects.

“For us, as Party, we wanna register our greatest displeasure at the deliberate attempts by pollsters, media houses to shift the focus of our government into more of an arena where we are discussing possible successors to President Akufo-Addo. I mean clearly, we don’t find that palatable at all.”

“In less than four months into our administration government is not even formed. The president is even yet to release the names of deputy ministerial nominees and that of MMCEs. We have that of heads of agencies and institutions, and for us to be having a discussion which the NPP will take a decision in late 2021 or early 2024 we feel that it is a tactical approach by maybe the media or to the larger extent others people to have a look at different direction,” he asserted.

The National Organiser of the NPP disclosed that in order to halt flagbearer hopefuls announcing their presidential ambitions prematurely the leadership of the party has constituted a monitoring team tasked to find persons behind splashing of those posters.

“The party has set up a team to also monitor these activities in the constituencies and the regions,” Sammy Awuku disclosed.

Background

Conversations about who succeeds President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as flagbearer of the NPP has heightened in recent weeks following the splashing of supposed campaign posters of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in some parts of the country.

Also, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Akoto was accused of sharing $1 million to NPP executives while allegedly announcing his presidential ambition in the Ashanti Region during a recent visit.

The two politicians have categorically denied prematurely announcing their presidential ambition.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

 

 

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