Another intra-party election process beckons us and we the Grassroots Campaigners see this process as an opportunity to put the party on the right track by electing competent personalities who have the interest of the grassroots at heart.
We have learnt some useful lessons from previous internal contests, and we are determined to make these lessons guide us into the future.
These are a few worrying observations we’ve made concerning the conduct of previous intra-party elections:
1.Hoarding/hiding of nomination forms by Party Executives for their personal parochial interests.
2.Disqualification of competent grassroots members for no justifiable reasons.
3.Bootlicking attitude of certain Polling Station Executives in exchange for insignificant tokens.
4.Sidelining of enlightened grassroots members who are capable of challenging the ways of leadership.
These unfortunate developments make it impossible for competent leaders to get elected, in order to serve the interest of all party members. In many cases, the positions are ‘sold’ to the highest bidders, who in turn sell slots meant for party members to enrich themselves!
Henceforth, we shall use all available means to resist those four evil tendencies that are turning the party into a business entity. Those who are interested in doing business should go and set up their own ventures. The NPP party will no longer be used as a milking cow for any selfish entrepreneurs. The party is supposed to serve the interest of the grassroots and ordinary folks, and this objective will be enforced this time round by electing only dedicated patriots to lead the party at the base.
The Grassroots Campaigners are tired of being taken for granted and being considered as ‘ballot papers’, useful only during elections. We shall ensure that only people who understand the grassroots to be the real owners of the party are elected into office, strictly on the basis of merit. We shall not under any circumstances tolerate any evil manipulation of the system to suit the parochial interest of any greedy group of persons. As our mentor Kennedy Agyapong puts it: do the right thing, so that the right people will endorse you.
There will be no compromises at all this time round. The Grassroots Campaigners, who do all the dirty work during the election period must have fair representation among the elected executives so that they can also enjoy the fruits of their labour.
To pursue this agendum, we have put a very vigilant investigative machinery on the ground, and we are monitoring all unfolding events leading up to the elections with an eagle eye. This election must be allowed to reflect the free will of the people!
We finally want to appeal to our Polling Station Executives to open their eyes wide and be BOLD enough to vote out all non-functioning, greedy, and self-seeking executives. If we get a rotten and incompetent leadership, it will be because of the ineptitude of the Polling Station Executives, because they are the first layer of the voting hierarchy. The election of the Presidential Candidate starts with the Polling Station Executives and the kinds of delegates they endorse. We can’t take such huge powers for granted and be making empty noises after we ourselves have elected the bad leaders. The power is now in our thumbs and we must use it wisely. We must only vote for people who were there with us in the trenches where it mattered most.
The Grassroots Campaigners will not relent in this fight until the most appropriate people are chosen to lead the party. Long live NPP, long live Justice for the Grassroots, long live Ghana!
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