Davis Opoku Ansah, the Member of Parliament for Mpraeso in the Eastern Region of Ghana have opposed the decision of some of the members of the incumbent New Patriotic Party NPP to have their flagbearer elected in 2022, two years before the general election in the country.
However, the Member of Parliament for Mpraeso in the Eastern Region indicated that the proposal of the members if adopted will interfere with the party quest to break the 8 years in power in the country thereby losing its power to its opponents.
Therefore, Davis Opoku Ansah is, advocating for the proposal from the members to be dropped because it may jeopardise the party ambitions among many other unpleasant issues.
“The proposal to have an early congress of the NPP will break the legs of our plan to break the eight. How do you intend to have two masters, two clear years before the election? Drop that proposal. Then the one to increase the Nasara coordinators from a little below 300 to 386,22 plus ought to be dropped. There are polling stations without Zongo, so how do you fill these areas with a Nasara Cord? Drop that proposal”, he indicated.
The Member of Parliament for Mpraeso in the Eastern Region, Davis Opoku Ansah made this call on his social media Facebook page on the 17th of December 2021.
Additionally, the proposal emanating from the members of the Incumbent New Patriotic Party NPP to have the flagbearer of the party elected two years before the elections rationalised their decision by saying that, it will afford the new candidate to get time to amend some bridges and consequently heal the wounds of other aspirants before the election in the country.
Meanwhile, the Constitution of the NPP party indicated that a new flagbearer can be elected two years before the election if the party is in opposition or one year if the party is in power.
On that note, the NPP is to hold their Annual Delegate Conference between the 18th to 20th of December 2021 in the Ashanti region of Ghana to consider a total of 38 proposals.