By : Jennifer Dadza
The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has called on Parliamentary aspirants who were defeated in the 2020 New Patriotic Party (NPP) Primaries to put their differences aside and unite with a common goal of attaining victory for the party in the coming 2020 elections.
Dr. Bawumia made the call while delivering a keynote address at the grand launch of “Aspirants Unite for Victory”, at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel at Labadi in Accra on Monday September 28,2020.
“I think that our collective interest must at all times override our personal interest. Our love for the party must be even demonstrated more in times of difficulty and not when all is well and rosy because that is easy for anybody to do. ‘Aspirants Unite for Victory 2020’ have shown the way and hope as they join forces with the national campaign team to help canvass for votes from house-to-house, door-to-door and hamlet-to-hamlet to ensure a decisive and emphatic victory.”
He applauded the conveners and members of the ”Aspirants Unite for Victory” for exhibiting unwavering love for the NPP.
” I wish to say that Aspirants Unite 4 Victory 2020 gives us an added impetus as a great political tradition that understands the nuances of politics and stick to the collective goal of the party no matter how painful the defeat could be. That is why I would like to assure each member of this great movement of my office and the party’s commitment for a successful campaign after this launch. As the saying goes ‘a house divided against itself’ cannot stand . . . United we stand; divided we fall! Aspirants Unite for Victory is a clear sign that we are a team solidly knitted together for the battle of 2020 which, Isha Allah, we shall win”, said.
“Aspirants Unite for Victory” is a nationwide movement by the aspirants led by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nhyiaeso constituency, Hon. Kennedy Kwasi Kankam, Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwah, former MUSIGA President and Parliamentary aspirant for Asante Akyem South, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour and many others, who all lost in the primaries to foster unity among the defeated aspirants and for them to support the President Nana Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party.