2024 Elections Will Be Difficult – Akufo-Addo Reiterates 2 min read
PresidentAkufo-Addo has given an indication of his acknowledgement that the 2024 election will not be a walk in the park for the ruling government.
He has, therefore, urged all members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to approach next year’s elections with a united front.
“I urge all winners to be magnanimous in their celebrations, and work hard to bring onboard those who were not successful. Through this, we shall create the united, formidable front that, under the leadership of our new, worthy presidential candidate, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will enable us to go into the difficult 2024 elections with quiet confidence, and, with the help of Almighty God, Break the Eight, which is the fervent wish of all NPP members, and, indeed, of all well-meaning Ghanaians,” he said in a post on Facebook on December 4, 2023.
The President said this while congratulating the winners in the Party’s orphan constituencies primaries held on December 2, 2023.
“I extend warm congratulations to the National, Regional, Constituency, Electoral Area and Polling Station Officers, and, indeed, the entire membership of the New Patriotic Party for the conduct of free, fair, transparent and credible parliamentary primaries in “orphan” constituencies during the weekend of Saturday, 2nd December 2023,” he posted.
According to President Akufo-Addo, Saturday’s election completes the penultimate stage of the Party’s preparations for the all-important contest of 7th December 2024.
“…and we have, once again, expressed our deep attachment and commitment to the democratic values, which have been hallmarks of our Party’s great tradition. Despite the challenges confronting the nation, we have demonstrated, with our record in office, that we are the Party that can bring progress and prosperity to all parts of our country,” the President added.
The NPP held parliamentary elections in what they call orphan constituencies on December2, 2023. Orphan constituencies are those in which the Party does not have sitting Members of Parliament. In other words, constituencies in which the MPs are fron the National Democratic Congress or Independent Candidates.