July 19, 2024
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Jane got only 35% approval from NDC’s Council, yet no member criticized her – Majority Leader

Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin has called for calm within the Majority caucus following the announcement that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has selected Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as his running mate.

He encouraged his colleagues to emulate the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which accepted the presidential candidate’s choice of running mate, despite substantial internal opposition.

He revealed that over 60 percent of the National Council of the NDC’s votes were against Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate.

Nonetheless, no one publicly criticized the decision once it was approved and announced.

His remarks were in response to comments made by the MP for Asante Akim North, Andy Appiah-Kubi, who expressed that Opoku Prempeh, alias NAPO, was not his preferred candidate.

Appiah-Kubi, also a member of the NPP’s National Council, doubted NAPO’s ability to secure votes or be submissive to the presidency should the party win the elections.

The Majority Leader, however, urged MPs to respect the party’s decision and support the chosen individual, regardless of personal opposition.

He acknowledged that the official communication of the chosen running mate had not yet been made but emphasized the importance of rallying behind the party’s selection to partner with Dr. Bawumia in the general elections.

“We haven’t received any official word from the party yet. Consultations are indeed ongoing, and we’ve heard various names.

“All the individuals mentioned are respected party members who have contributed significantly to our party. It would be inappropriate for anyone to single out an individual for criticism,” he stated.

“In politics, if destiny chooses you, your age, religion, or humility doesn’t matter. If God has chosen you, so be it.

“We need to maintain party unity, so let’s all wait and ensure that unity prevails. We know that when Prof. Opoku-Agyemang was selected, she received only 35% approval from the party’s national council, yet no one from the NDC publicly objected,” he added.

He concluded by emphasizing the importance of respecting party rules and being measured in language use.

“We’re all in this together; no one is perfect. The flagbearer has the party’s confidence, and I trust he will utilize the party’s structures in making his decisions,” he affirmed.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

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