Manhyia South lawmaker, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is urging colleague aspirants to campaign on issues and avoid personality attacks — as the ruling New Patriotic Party prepares to hold its parliamentary primaries next year.
According to the legislator, most of the insults and personality attacks are not derailing political issues but tainting the democratic credentials of the party.
“Very soon the party will conduct its parliamentary primaries. The door is always opened for anybody to contest in Manhyia. I plead that we eschew politics of insults and respect each other”, he said.
Napo, as he is affectionately called, made this appeal while addressing party supporters at an annual delegates’ congress held in the constituency last Saturday.
The MP, who doubles as Minister of Education, underscored the need for political parties to ensure party members and foot soldiers, to denounce political insults and character assassination.
Dr Opoku Prempeh also assured delegates whose expectations of the government have not been met, to be patient, as government is working assiduously to satisfy their needs.
On his part, Ashanti Regional First Vice Chairman of the NPP, Hon Kwabena Nsenkyire advised the delegates to remain united as the party seeks re-election bid next year.
The event brought together party executives and delegates from over 90 electoral areas in the constituency.
It was in fulfilment of a constitutional obligation to hold an annual delegates conference ahead of the party’s national congress slated for December 22, 2019.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH