The NPP doesn’t coronate leaders’ – Kwabena Agyepong

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), has never been a party which cedes authority to persons by virtue of influence or money, former General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has said.
The party, he maintains, has always respected the democratic procedure where its leaders are selected through a free and fair electoral process.
According to him, the rules, regulations and values of the NPP make the party unique from all others, with the party prioritizing its democratic process.
Addressing the party ahead of its National Delegates Congress scheduled to take place from July 14-16, 2022, to elect a new crop of leaders to lead the party at the national level, he urged aspirants to bring on their A-game, emphasizing that no position has been reserved for anyone.
“Go to the delegates with the right messaging. Don’t assume you have the advantage over another by virtue of association because no position will be offered to anyone on a silver platter. The NPP has put in place neither a succession nor coronation plan. There will be no coronation in the NPP,” he said in an interview with Rev Erskine on the Y Leaderboard Series hosted by Rev Erskine of the ‘Myd Morning Radio Show.’
“If you want to be a leader of the party then you have to hit the dirt to go and meet delegates. Go there and tell them why they should invest in you as a leader. Those who think they can use forces and coercion to put people in certain positions should know the NPP chooses leaders based on values and by majority decision. We will operate like we have always done in the past and the one who will be elected will gain the support of all factions.”
He urged delegates to shun trading their votes for cash, stressing that there must be a focus on debates on policy which has served the party well in the past.
“We should go back to the old strategy of 1992 and help each other. We don’t have to share television sets, give out money and all that for votes. We need to support and build the party,” he said.
He also pointed out that Ghanaian leaders are losing focus and called on supporters of leaders to always point out their (leaders) mistakes when they go off course.

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