Help break fate of eight-year election – John Boadu urges Upper East delegates
The secretary general of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. John Boadu, has tasked the party’s base in the Upper East region to help break the eight-year electoral spell in 2024.
He also urged them to find solutions to the party’s poor performance at parliamentary level in the region.
Addressing hundreds of delegates at the party’s annual regional conference in Bolgatanga last Sunday, Boadu regretted that the party has never passed the four parliamentary seat milestone in the region since 1992.
Considering the distribution, he said in 2008 the party had four seats, in 2012 it only had one, in 2016 it got three but in 2020 it fell to one. only seat he described as bleak, hence something urgent needed to be done about the situation.
The theme of the conference was “Think to break the 8”
Delegates deliberated on the state of the party and made some recommendations for consideration by the annual National Delegates Conference to be held later in the Ashanti region.
Mr. Boadu suggested to delegates that “it is time for a resolution to be passed on the need for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors General (MMDCEs) and other government appointees to regularly and periodically hand over their respective constituencies and there is no party anywhere in the world. where the people appointed by the government do not hand over their constituencies, regional and national parties regularly and periodically ”.
He further called on them to “use this conference to make a decision and have this conversation ratified at the conference of national delegates so that those appointed by the government, ministers of state and MMDCEs at least donate money. a token of their resources to party activities “.
Mr Boadu was convinced that such a decision or resolution would ultimately remove a huge burden on the party at the national level in terms of funding grassroots party activities, including the organization of regional and constituency delegate conferences. .
Upper East Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu said the region has a very difficult task of increasing votes because over the years the voting pattern in the region has not been encouraging.
He assured members of the national party executive that the region will do its best to break the eight-year spell and increase the number of parliamentary seats in 2024.