2024 Elections: Henry Quartey affirms NPP’s commitment to peaceful power transition if defeated


Amidst concerns raised by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) regarding the peaceful transition of power, Minister of Interior, Henry Quartey, affirms the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) unwavering commitment to uphold democratic principles.


The concerns stem from President Akufo-Addo’s remarks expressing hesitance about conceding defeat to a previously defeated opponent in two elections.


At a press conference, Asiedu Nketia, NDC’s National Chairman, urged the NPP to ensure a peaceful transfer of power for the nation’s betterment.


Speaking in Accra, Henry Quartey assured the media of his party’s dedication to a peaceful electoral process, emphasizing the NPP’s readiness to facilitate a smooth transition of power if not re-elected.


“As a politician, as a political party, it is our hope, it is our wish, it is our belief that by the grace of God, the good people of this country, the good work that we have done in infrastructure and in other interventions, they will give us another mandate. Perish the thought, and I say again, perish the thought, If they decide to give their mandate to somebody, we will handover peacefully and walk away, go to the drawing board and come back Insha Allah. But I know that the grace of God abounds and so we shall break the 8.”


Quartey also warned against any form of violence before, during, or after the 2024 general elections, asserting that perpetrators would face legal consequences regardless of their political affiliation.


“Let me sound the wording again, You know my track record, I walk my talk. Anybody who goes to do something other than what is prescribed, we will do our best to ensure that the law will take its course and the court of competent jurisdiction will do its work. May I sound this warning that it will not be political vindictiveness. If anybody commits, whoever the person is, we shall ensure that the law will take its course.”

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