NPP Presidential primary: We’ll rally around winner on Nov. 4 — Otchere-Darko

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Leading New Patriotic Party (NPP) member Gabby Otchere-Darko stated that the party will support the winner of the party’s November 4 presidential primary.

At last, November 4th is rapidly approaching.

The NPP that we know will unite around a new leader and champion the cause of the group once the party speaks and selects a new leader with a new vision. We will keep praying in response to everything,” he stated.

In a message released in advance of the party’s poll on November 4, Mr. Otchere-Darko advised party members not to become discouraged by some of the opposing viewpoints being voiced within the organization before the election.

“Therefore, regardless of how harsh, critical, or ungrateful some of the unrestrained expressions of harsh views may sound, if you are a member or sympathizer, don’t be disillusioned by them,” it stated.

Opposing viewpoints

Even the most abrasive and unjustified disagreement is accepted and even encouraged by the NPP.

The statement read, “Today, there is a crescendo that sounds like a chorus of doom from some of those who were only yesterday major beneficiaries of the party’s electoral fortunes and were tasked with the leadership responsibilities of helping the President deliver on his mandate.”

This could convey a sense of division.

However, no.

What is, what is.

The NPP has always been that, particularly at times of change.

These days, the speed and distance at which startling news travels heightens and amplifies it.

Free expression is, indeed, the blood that flows through the veins of the elephant,” it said.

“In fact, when the party was being formed over three decades ago, the other symbol or motto they considered at the time and nearly settled on was “Ti Koro Nko Agyina”, meaning a constructive meeting of minds calls for heads of varying perspectives.

“It is who we are.

The NPP is a party of activists and not spectators.

It is a family of active and not passive voices,” it added.


“As some of us fade naturally off the scene in this exciting transition and a new set takes over, we know for sure that this new crop of leadership will not only continue with the tradition and its principles, but will, even more importantly, take positive, instructive lessons from the negative experiences of recent years, the commissions, as well as, the omissions, and use all that to make the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition even stronger and better in fulfilling the party’s core mandate: which is to lead and serve responsibly in developing Ghana with enterprise and in freedom, with compassion and an even greater sense of urgency,” it said.

“Ours is to be the lead enablers in the national mission of establishing a prosperous society of opportunities and dignity for every child born of this land, regardless of his or her background.

Let us never forget that.

Mr Otchere-Darko said “in spite of all the challenges it is facing, the NPP must stay true to its motto: “Development in Freedom.”

“The NPP, if its critics may admit, has persevered to develop our nation even under the most challenging of economic situations of recent years.

With the harsh cost of living crisis, the anger and resentment of the people are understandable.

But the efforts being made to keep public services going and fund development projects should also not be lost on us.


The NPP will be going to the polls on Saturday, November 4, to elect a flag bearer for the 2024 general election.

The contestants in the race are the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong; Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; a former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto; and a former MP for Mampong in the Ashanti Region, Francis Addai-Nimoh.

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