The acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddy Blay, has admonished members of the party to be patient with the government and support it to achieve its developmental goals.
He advised that it is only in achieving the developmental goals of the Akufu-Addo government that the party can assure itself of retaining power in the next general elections.
Mr Freddy Blay indicated that Ghanaians, including members of the New Patriotic Party, will greatly benefit from the various job creation programmes initiated by the government.
The acting Chairman was speaking at the party’s Central Region Congress held at the Fosu College of Education, , on Saturday.
He acknowledged the massive contribution of the party’s branch in the Central Region in the 2016 general elections, that saw the NPP capture 16 parliamentary seats out of the twenty in the region.
“The national headquarters is very much thankful for the Central Region for your great fight, especially those of you Members of Parliament”, he said.
“I know many of you have some questions but I plead with you to be patient: continue to work and sacrifice for the Akufu Addo government in parliament, and I assure you that you won’t be forgotten”, the Acting Chairman added.
On her part, the Minister for Special Government Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, announced the various government initiatives to be rolled out soon will heavily create jobs for people in the Region.
The NPP had 53.2% of the presidential election votes cast in the Central Region in 2016, a leap from its 45.5% in 2012.
They also expressed joy about the capturing of the New Democratic Congress’ parliamentary seats in the Ekumfi and Twifo-Atimoakwa constituencies.
The Central Regional Chairman of the party, Robert Kutin, warned, “We won’t encourage divisions within the Region; we want the very unity we had in 2016 to continue so that we won’t be found wanting come 2020”.
By: Joseph Ackon-Mensah/citifmonline.com/Ghana