The National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, has urged constituency chairmen of the party to stop what he says are subtle campaign activities at funerals for Presidential candidate hopefuls.
He said the move is a recipe for disunity which would affect efforts and the agenda of the party to break the 8-year ruling cycle.
According to him, the NPP stands a better chance to be in power beyond eight years if it is able to maintain unity after its internal elections and be discipline in its endeavors.
“There is a growing trend that as Constituency Chairmen we have to be very tough on. Whoever is a beneficiary or victim, we just have to put our foot on the ground.
“There is a growing sense and strategy of turning funerals into campaigning grounds for would-be Presidential candidates.
“As much as possible, the Constituencies are expected to preserve the unity of the party. When it turns that because you are active constituency executives, you pray the ostrich, stand aside but send our youth Organizers to mobilize people to cheer Mr. A or Mr B.Chairmen, they make your work difficult,”.
He said this Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital during the inauguration of the NPP Constituency officers’ welfare.