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Abronye in deep pain, expresses discomfort in NPP

The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has called for members and supporters of the party to stop working at cross purposes and unite their effort to break what he termed "the eight years jinx", the situation, where no political party in the country has stayed in power beyond two-terms running.

They needed to put the party ahead of narrow self interest and political ambition. They should accept to be on the same page - sing from the same hymn sheet.

He was upbeat that the party was going to be returned to power in the next general election.

This optimism is fuelled by, what he said, was the strong performance of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led Administration.

He forecast the capture of 270 parliamentary seats by the governing party in 2024. This, he said, was not wishful thinking but something they were going to achieve.

Mr. Boadu was addressing the party's Bono Regional Delegates Conference in Sunyani.

He used the occasion to discourage their members and supporters to avoid split-ticket voting in the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections, something that caused the NPP to lose many of its parliamentary seats to its main rival, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and has resulted in a hang parliament, the first ever in Ghana's political history.

That, he said, should not be repeated, going forward - must be avoided.

He told the delegates that the party was going to strengthen its communications to better tell the achievements - the success story of the government, to help voters to make the right decision at the polls.

Mr. Kwame Baffoe, the Bono Regional Chairman, said party discipline would be enforced.

He expressed discomfort with the situation where some of the members and supporters hid behind social media to say bad things about the party.

He said the party's poor showing in terms of the huge number of parliamentary seats it lost, was self-inflicted.

The disunity that nearly cost the party its parliamentary majority, should never be allowed to happen again, he counselled.

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