Let’s re-energize to break the eight – Freddie Blay rallies NPP
The National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has charged the party to win the 2024 elections.
According to him, the party cannot afford to lose to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), as it would lead to retrogression of the country’s development.
Accordingly, he has charged members and supporters of the party to build upon existing mechanisms to make sure that they break the eight-year cycle of change in government.
Since the beginning of the Fourth Republic, Ghana’s presidential elections have always swung between the two dominant parties – NPP and NDC – every eight years.
The NDC won the 1992 elections and retained power till 2000 when the NPP won the elections and governed for eights years.
The NDC came back in 2008 but lost to the NPP again in the 2016 elections.
Addressing NPP members as they celebrate the party’s 29th anniversary, Mr Blay said:
He said: “Let us use our anniversary to re-energize and ensure that we sustain power to prevent Ghana from sliding back into the claws of the incompetence of our opponents.”
“I want to charge the members of the party to prioritise unity over parochial interest. This is the only party that can deliver that, and we must keep it so, and we must be very united irrespective of our own personal interests,” he added.
He continued: “What will keep us in power and help us build a sustainable future is our dedication to delivering faithfully the promises we made to the people of this country.”
He was speaking at the party headquarters in Accra on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Continue to serve Ghana with commitment and dedication
Mr Blay used the occasion to urge the party to commit itself to serve faithfully by continually delivering on promises made to Ghanaians.
Additionally, he has asked the NPP to commit to the ideals of the party.
According to him, it is the choicest way to stay in government and keep the contract with the people of Ghana regarding development.
He further asked NPP members to use the opportunity to assess the values and recalibrate its strategies to ensure its continued relevance as a party of like-minded people committed to building a better Ghana and brighter future.
Find more sustainable financing sources
Touching on finance, Mr Blay said that for the NPP to operate effectively, it needs sustainable sources of income.
Therefore, he indicated a need to develop a more effective system that encourages contributions and donations to make the party independent and respectable.
While striving to build a better Ghana, Mr Blay said Nana Akufo-Addo has been able to deliver on the promises he and the NPP made to Ghanaians in the face of unending criticisms he described as “ugly noises.”
The 70-year-old Chairman indicated his intentions to bow out after serving two terms in office.
“This may be my last statement in the capacity of a national chairman on such an anniversary occasion,” Mr Blay added.