Awuku laughs off NDC claim that NPP primaries showed gov’t is unpopular
The governing NPP has laughed off suggestions by the opposition NDC that its recent parliamentary primaries has shown the government is unpopular.
Not so fast, the New Patriotic Party’s National Organiser, Sammy Awuku, has indicated.
Coming events cast their shadow, the NDC says, after 43 incumbent MPs lost their seats in the primaries held last Saturday.
“This is a clear indication that even NPP supporters are generally unhappy with the abysmal performance of their own government, and have invited the rest of Ghanaians to reject this nonperforming, nepotistic and corrupt Akufo-Addo government,” a statement from the NDC read.
According to the NPP National Organizer, the NDC is wrong for drawing such inferences.
“We have 93 MPs who contested for the primaries and 63 retained their seat” he said, suggesting more NPP MPs were retained.
Sammy Awuku said in an interview on Citi FM monitored by theghanareport.com. that the fact that an NPP lost to another NPP person is not the verdict for the general elections. He said the NDC’s analysis compared apples to apples.
He maintained that the NPP had a healthy contest, therefore, candidates who lost would rally behind the winners to retain power in the 2020 general elections.
He allayed fears that parliament would lose institutional memory since 43 sitting MPs will not be in the 8th parliament.
“The NPP has abundant human resources” he urged.
The national organizer insisted the governing NPP had a formidable front to retain power in December 2020.
“Manage your emotions because the words you use today may come back to hunt you,” he told aspirants who lost.