NPP flagbearership race: We’ve allowed our selfish interest to divide us – Hackman
Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party has bemoaned the current state of affairs within the party ahead of Saturday’s presidential primary.
Giving his opening address ahead of the Council of Elders’ meeting at the Alisa Hotel, Mr Owusu Agyemang candidly expressed his concern that the pursuit of personal interests may be overshadowing the shared goal of the party.
The NPP will on Saturday, November 4, select a flagbearer for the upcoming 2024 elections. The race has generated considerable excitement, with four prominent party members vying for the position.
In a statement that resonated with many within the party, Mr Owusu-Agyemang said, “We’ve allowed our selfish interest to override our common goal of party unity.”
Mr Owusu-Agyemang, a veteran of Ghanaian politics and a former Member of Parliament for New Juaben North, emphasized the need for party members to remember the bigger picture of breaking the Eight.
He urged them to focus on the principles and values that have guided the NPP over the years, rather than personal ambitions.
He indicated that the race for the flagbearer position has, at times, generated passionate debates and disagreements within the party and among supporters of the presidential candidates but he called on all the presidential aspirants to eschew divisiveness and stay united after Saturday’s presidential primary.