Oti Region – The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Oti Region has given the green light to twenty-one parliamentary aspirants to contest in the upcoming primary scheduled for December 2. This decision follows a thorough vetting process by the party’s committee, emphasizing the aspirants’ commitment to party unity.
According to Ghana News Agency, the vetting committee was chaired by Mr. Salam Mustapha, the National Youth Organiser of the NPP, along with Dr. Asiedu Kokro, the Deputy Director of Communications, and Mr. Abdul Taric Bonsu, the Deputy Nasara Coordinator. Post-vetting, all aspirants signed an undertaking to support the party unconditionally, regardless of the primary’s outcome.
Mr. Mustapha, in his interview after the vetting, called for a civilised and mature approach to the campaigns. He urged the candidates to avoid engaging in insults, acrimony, and false accusations against each other, advocating for a clean and respectful contest.
Mr. Evans Yaw Dapaah, the Regional Chairman of the NPP, highlighted the party’s mission to ‘break the eight’ – a term signifying their ambition to extend their governance beyond two four-year terms. He emphasized that all party activities should align with this goal and warned against actions that could jeopardize it. Mr. Dapaah assured that the regional executives were fully prepared to support the constituencies in their efforts to win the seats.
Furthermore, he called on the executives of the constituencies to maintain neutrality, fairness, transparency, and to ensure a level playing field for all aspirants. The NPP, Mr. Dapaah stated, is determined to capture all parliamentary seats in the region and called for a collective effort to realize this ambition.