Obiri Boahen is concerned that internal dissent would push the NPP into opposition

Nana Obiri Boahen, a key member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has raised concern about the agitations that have marked the party’s internal elections.

If left unaddressed, he claims, these agitations would push the party into opposition, similar to what happened in the 2008 elections.

The NPP’s polling station elections have been marred by protests over the party’s leadership’s decision to use a different procedure.

For example, after being disqualified in the present polling station elections, several disgruntled NPP members in the Subin constituency shut up the party headquarters.

They vowed to sabotage the party’s efforts in the constituency unless their names were returned to the album.

In an interview with Eric Mawuena Egbeta on 3FM’s midday broadcast on Tuesday, March 8, Nana Obiri Boahen highlighted that identical circumstances happened in 2008, leading to the party’s defeat in the elections that year.

“We’re all concerned since we had 169 Members of Parliament before they were reduced to 137 in the following three to four years.” It’s a clear sign that we should stand up.

“When similar agitations occurred in 2008, I was a Minister of State in the Interior Ministry, and some of us spoke out strongly against them; some labeled us as alarmists, but we finally lost and went into opposition.” As a result, those of us who have been through such traumatic experiences should be allowed to air our grievances and others should listen to us when we do so.

He said, “Certainly, we need to be up and doing.”

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