Flagbearer race: Prioritize competence over religion, insults – NAPO to NPP delegates


Energy Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh is urging delegates of the New Patriotic Party to reject candidates who insult their opponents during campaigns.

The Manhyia South lawmaker also argues that the primary factor in voting for a candidate should be their competence, rather than their religion.

Napo, as he is popularly called also underscored Ghana’s long history of coexistence among all religions, warning that the use of religion and insults as a divisive factor in any election should not be tolerated.

“I, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, was named after a Muslim, and the Regional Chief Imam of the Ashanti Region is my brother. This should tell you that in my family, some are Christians, and some are Muslims. This situation also exists in many families. It is therefore unacceptable to create partitions and divisions on religious lines,” he said.

“All the four candidates are better than John Mahama but should any of them engage in politics of insults deny them your votes”, he furthered while addressing artisans and delegates in the Constituency on Friday (27 October 2023).

Dr Prempeh said that members of the NPP should be proud of the government’s achievements over the past seven years and should be resolute in canvassing for the party.

“The unfortunate global happenings have made governments across the world unpopular, however, the record will show that we have performed better even under these circumstances,” he said.

He also maintained that the NPP has been better managers of the economy than the John Mahama-led NDC, and expressed optimism that the NPP will win the December 2024 elections.

Dr. Prempeh urged delegates of Manhyia South to exercise their democratic franchise peacefully on November 4, 2023, as the unity of the party is crucial for a decisive NPP victory in 2024.


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