May 30, 2024

The parliamentary primaries of Saturday, 27th January 2024, have effectively marked the completion of the final phase of internal contests in the New Patriotic Party for the general elections of 7th December 2024. Once again, through our conduct, we in the New Patriotic Party, have demonstrated to Ghanaian people that we are the party of democracy and rule of law.

I extend warm congratulations to the rank and file of the party, and applaud all stakeholders—the national, regional, constituency, electoral area and polling station executives of the party, the Electoral Commission, the security services and the media —for a job well done.

The time-tested, honoured tradition that has kept the NPP as one indissoluble unit demands that the victor received the unallowed support of the candidates who were not successful at the polls. If we are to break the eight, which I know is very possible, then we must stay true to this tradition, unit firmly behind our excellent presidential candidate and formidable parliamentary candidates, and deliver another resounding victory for the party, and, thereby, continue the process of bringing progress and prosperity to every part of our country, an endeavour on which we are fully embarked.

We have elected a good blend and experienced parliamentary candidates, whom I warmly congratulate, and who, I am confident, will help secure a majority for the NPP in the ninth Parliament of the 4th Republic, and help return an NPP presidential candidate into office on 7th january 2025. I appeal to all who lost to remember that, in elections, there are winners and losers, and that today’s losers can be tomorrow’s winners.

I urged all true-blue party members to recollect, at all times, that the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition is the greatest, most enduring and noblest political tradition in Ghanaian politics. It was founded to fight foreign domination of our country and domestic tyranny of our state, which has, subsequently, emboldened several generations of its activities to defy detentions, exile, martyrdoms and long periods of opposition, to continue with a project of building a free, democratic and prosperous nation, propelled by individual enterprise and initiative, and by a deep sense of social justice.

Let us stay the course, conduct ourselves well before the Ghanaian people, strengthen our organisation, and win the 2024 elections.

The Elephant is our winning symbol!!