The National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ayesu Ntim, has pledged to work to ensure that the party retains power in the 2024 general election.
He stated that it would not be under his tenure that the party would go into opposition in 2024.
“You will agree with me that I spent 20 years in the political wilderness, before getting to where I am right now, and I will not become national chairman only to take the party back to the opposition,” he stated.
Mr. Ntim was speaking at the inauguration of the Standing and Ad hoc Committees of the National Council of the NPP at the party’s headquarters in Accra yesterday.
The committees are Finance, Constitutional and Legal, Organisation, Research, Disciplinary, and Communication.
The Finance committee is chaired by Abankwa Sekyere while the Constitutional and Legal committee has Frank Davies as chairman with the Organisation committee chaired by Lord Oblitey Commey.
A statement jointly signed by the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, and the General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Koduah as a resolution to the ongoing impasse, urged the majority members to put their demands on ice until negotiations for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bail-out are completed.
Richard Ahiagbah, the Director of communications for the NPP said, “this is a party responsibility position to say that, as a member of the party, you have a duty to abide and uphold the party’s position.”
“That is a primary position of party members and that is what has been articulated in the letter and I expect that all members are obligated to discharge their membership duty of abiding by the party’s position,” Mr. Ahiagbah said.
The NPP legislators had threatened to boycott all business brought to the house by the Finance Minister, including the budget presentation expected to take place on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
In view of this, the NPP national executives, held a meeting with the Members of Parliament to ensure that, they do not carry out their threat.