One of the forthcoming NPP National Chairmanship aspirants, Mr Kwabena Abankwa-Yeboah has emphasized the need to display a high grade of mutual respect and unity before, during and after the contest.
He promises not to engage in acrimony, vilification, animosity, blackmailing and name-calling against his opponents in the contest.
Abankwa-Yeboah said unity and mutual respect towards other contestants as well as members of the party is his number one priority.
His reason is that when he wins he would like to work hand in hand with his fellow contestants to plan and execute policies for the benefit of all.
“I am not going to embark on a campaign of acrimony, vilification, animosity, blackmailing and name-calling that would definitely tear us apart, because after elections, we need to come together as one solid family to secure a resounding victory in 2024.
“All of us must show mutual respect to one another to prove to our opponents that there is a binding chord of unity amongst us so that Ghanaians would watch and say yes, this is a serious determined party.
“Needless to say united we stand but divided we fall. So long as we want to break the 8-year tenure cycle and jinx, we must present a strong undividable front to face 2024.”
He stated, “This is the surest way to defeat our main opponents.”
To put thoughts into action, Kwabena Abankwa -Yeboah had a chat with another hot contestant for the chairmanship position, Mr Stephen Ayesu Ntim at a funeral of one of the party members to the admiration of party faithful.
“It was very friendly and instructive that sent signal to all party adherents that all is well at the top. Indeed when the top is united, the base would follow suit,” he noted.
Mr Abankwa who has repeatedly advocated for unity in the party indicated that he is not going to wage any divisive and dirty campaign but bring out his ideas to help the party retain power 2024.
“We must be seen to be united and solid up here for the grassroots to emulate so that we can move as one strong army ready for victory.
“All l ascribe to is one solid NPP family, devoid of any divisions, marching forward together in one accord for massive victory 2024; we must remember that our target and focus is 2024 victory.
“Therefore, I urge my colleague contestants to do the same as all contestants in the National, Regional, constituency and electoral area elections to look attractive to the Ghanaian populace.”
Mr Abankwa has therefore thrown a challenge to all contestants to engage in decent and unifying campaign messages to ensure unity and mutual respect among members of the party.