No time to point fingers, NPP must remain united - Akufo-Addo
Akufo-Addo said infighting will be injurious to the party's stability
President Akufo-Addo Thursday appealed to the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to refrain from pointing fingers at each other and united to ensure the stability and progress of the party.
He said infighting would create more problems within the party, which in turn could lend the opposition some serious political capital.
“The most important thing for us to do at this stage, is to keep together…is to reinforce our unity and maintain our morale,” he said in meeting with the NPP’s regional executives and chairmen of the constituencies in the Greater Accra Region, at the Jubilee House, Accra.
“If we are going to spend a lot of energies pointing fingers at each other, neither of those things are going to be attained,” he added as quoted by GNA.
The President advised the party officials to rather focus on countering the false narratives the opposition was propagating about the outcome of the December 2020 elections.
"We should remember, ever since Jerry John Rawlings left the presidential scene of politics in our country, no NDC presidential candidate has won more than 51 per cent of the votes. His successor Mills, in his first-round against Kufour 44 per cent, the second round 47 per cent.
“When it came to the second time against Kufour the same figures and in 2008. When he contested against me after three rounds he got 50.03 per cent of the vote. Mahama in 2012, got 50.7, in 2016, 44 per cent of the votes, in 2020 47 per cent of the vote.
“What these figures tell us is that whenever we NPP put our acts together we win,” he stated
President Akufo-Addo reinforced the fact that “the majority is with us, so let us be very clear in our mind, our opponent with all the shouting do not have the support of the majority of the people in our country.”
“So the future of Ghana, the future of this country is in our hands. It is the function of how we behave, how we organize ourselves that will determine how the country will also move ahead,” he stressed.