Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader, has warned party members who have showed interest in running for various posts in the party to quit undermining one another, since this could have a bad impact on the party’s fortunes in 2024.
“This is why it appears irritatingly early, and to a considerable extent, dangerous, for those of our compatriots interested in heading our party at various levels to begin aggressively undermining each other, as some reports suggest,” he stressed.
The Honourable Member of Parliament for Effutu further stated that until this alarming trend is addressed, the repercussions for the New Patriotic Party’s ambition to terminate the eight-year cycle may be a mirage.
“I dare argue that if we are not careful, we will wind up working at cross purposes, causing us to lose the trust that the Ghanaian people have placed in us.” On the subject of the previous statement, I believe that we must all learn from our mistakes in the past and work together to break the eight,” he said.
He believes that if the Majority Caucus is resolved to work together and hold and support one another, the members’ efforts will be crowned with success. The importance of this time, he underlined, necessitates collaboration among members of the Majority Cause.
The Deputy Majority Leader also noted that it is in their own best interests for them to avoid allowing minor disputes to undermine the party’s ultimate goal of winning the 2024 elections. He warned that divisionists must be kept at bay because that is one of the ways the party can end its eight-year stalemate.
He reassured the MPs that the leadership is committed to putting in place capacity-building programs for all Members of Parliament in the next year to support them in their advocacy on the floor of the house.
The Deputy Majority Leader made these statements while speaking to his colleagues at the ongoing Majority Caucus Workshop in Kwahu Abetifi, which aims to improve their advocacy on some of the government’s main policies and programs.