Tuesday, November 23, 2010
La Dadekotopon NPP plan for 2012
Posted on: www.dailyguideghana.com
By William Yaw Owusu
Tuesday November 23, 2010
As part of efforts to unseat the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2012 general elections, the La Dadekotopon Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has held a breakfast meeting to outline strategies to bring victory to the party.
Themed, “Setting the agenda for election 2012: Strategies, roles and responsibilities,” the meeting which is the first of its kind for the constituency was attended by NPP stalwarts together with some Greater Accra regional executives led by First Vice Chairman, Divine Otoo Agorhom while Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey, NPP National Chairman stopped by briefly to show solidarity with them.
At the meeting it was clear the executives would be leading a campaign on three key issues. These were explained by Frank Davies, the Constituency Chairman as: conducting thorough research to identify the party’s problems, developing appropriate communication methods and concentrating on deprived electoral areas in the constituency.
Addressing them, Mr. Davies said “it is obvious that the battle to recapture the seat from the NDC is not going to be an easy task but once we were able to do it in 2000, I do not see why we should not resolve to recapture it.”
He warned the NPP family nationwide against complacency and entertaining the notion that because the NDC was struggling to deliver on its campaign promises, the 2012 elections would be mere a formality for the NPP saying “we should be careful and not be complacent. We should work constructively to beat the NDC.”
Mr. Davies, a lawyer by profession said the executives together with the party’s coordinators were busily activating structures within the constituency to make it very accessible to the constituents saying “we have to be very pragmatic in what we are going to do.”
He paid glowing tribute to the party former executives, particularly the chairman saying the new executives are going to involve everybody to attain victory for the NPP in 2012.
In a short speech, Divine Agorhom urged NPP sympathizers to re-invoke the 1999 spirit which sparked the nationwide enthusiasm that caused the NPP to defeat the NDC in the 2000 general elections.
He advised: “Let us go down to the people, let’s not have the people coming to us.
We should tailor our messages to suit the needs of the suffering masses. We should be able to tell them what the NPP stands for and what we can do for Ghana.”
He said the regional executives were working diligently to ensure the NPP defeats the NDC in 2012.